PSHE & RSE
At Lawn Primary School we aim to create a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where children are enabled to become successful learners, develop their full potential and achieve the highest educational standards they can. Our vision statement reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our children in partnership with parents and the local community.
"PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain."
Personal, Social and Health Education and Relationship & Sex Education (PSHE & RSE) enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We strive to provide our children with learning opportunities across and beyond the curriculum, in specific lessons, circle time, special school projects and other activities that enrich children's experiences. It allows children to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. At Lawn Primary School we embrace the way in which PSHE & RSE supports many of the principles of safeguarding and its close links to the schools safeguarding, SMSC and British Values Policy.
Personal, Social, Health Education and Relationship & Sex Education is central to our curriculum; it helps children grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and communities. Through PSHE & RSE children will have the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
The personal and social development of children underpins our curriculum. Through a carefully planned programme, supported by all who work in or with the school, we want children to leave Lawn Primary School ready for the transition into secondary school and adult life. Our framework for PSHE & RSE embeds the three strands - health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world as well as the statutory aspects of the Relationships and Sex Education, Health Education Guidance.