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24 July 2022 in Latest news

✨Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton✨

Some of our Griffins had the opportunity to see the Queen’s baton in person yesterday lunch time - what an amazing moment to share!
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PSHE

“No society can long sustain itself unless its members have learned the sensitivities, motivations and skills involved in assisting and caring for other human beings.”

Urie Bronfenbrenner

 

Intent

At Park Lane Primary School, it is our intent that all children will be ‘lifelong learners’ with the confidence and ability to develop their personal skills and understanding when having new experiences, meeting new challenges and finding themselves in unfamiliar situations.

We offer the ‘Lifewise PSHE and Activity Scheme’ of sequences learning in a nurturing environment which encourages and allows each child the opportunity to develop their full potential and have their achievements and successes celebrated and rewarded.

PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding, British Values Policies and the protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010.

As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefor, we aim to work collaboratively with others to make a positive contribution to the life of the school. Our curriculum will prepare children to be a global citizen in a diverse society and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences required for later life.

We aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. The Lifewise programme of study supports this by providing building block through teaching and learning in the classroom showing progression across all Key Stages.

We want our children to be open minded, independent, respectful, resilient, active, creative and forward thinking when learning about how to make safe and informed decisions.

The PSHE, Lifewise curriculum, is aimed at providing Park Lane School children with:

  • accurate and relevant knowledge
  • opportunities to create personal understanding
  • opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs     rights and responsibilities
  • a range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling and balanced life

Park Lane Primary School takes a holistic approach to developing a child to the best, most confident, happy, contributing individual they can be, so that all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to successfully move on their next age and stage of learning.

 

Implementation

Teachers at Park Lane Primary School:

  • Strive to deliver the ‘Lifewise PSHE and Activity Scheme’ of sequenced learning that sets out a progressive and sequenced programme evidenced by the learning intentions written into all the materials
  • Children with SEND and those who require further differentiation are supported in Lifewise as the whole academic year works on the same learning theme at the same time, enabling teachers and support staff to meet individual needs.
  • There is a wide range of child-centred activities to ensure learning is enjoyable for pupils and teachers alike. Lifewise is implemented throughout the whole school focusing on different topics each term. It is embedded through all lessons and the whole school day with everyone supporting and encouraging the children they interact with to use the skills they are developing and to make links to other areas of learning.
  • Lifewise deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. It helps pupils develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings.
  • Children at Park Lane also acquire an understanding and experiences of British values that are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.
  • Relationships and Sex education is taught through the whole school policy which has been adopted and adapted as an integral part of other areas of the curriculum.
  • Parents are given the opportunity to discuss what their child is learning so that they can support their child’s work at home. Any questions that children ask are answered sensitively and in a caring manner. Lessons and resources are always age appropriate.
  • Teachers use both formative and summative assessments opportunities to assess PSHE knowledge, and how these are applied within social and emotional skills development.
  • We continuously assess the implementation and impact of our PHSE across the whole school in order to ensure we provide the support that is necessary for all children to achieve; whether that be in class or with the support of our nurture team.
  • The PSHE co-ordinator, in conjunction with the Leadership Team, monitors the effectiveness of the teaching and learning taking place through learning walks, pupil voice and work scrutiny.

 

Impact

Through our PSHE education, we believe we can enhance children’s experience of education and help them to become caring, respectful and confident individuals.

  • All children to understand the importance of PSHE and British Values and the effects it can have on life in and out of school
  • PSHE portfolios evidence success criteria
  • Pupil voice and self-worth by contributing too school life
  • Programmes of work tackle key barriers to learning, raise aspirations and help improve life chances particularly for the vulnerable and disadvantaged
  • PSHE can increase academic attainment and attendance rates
  • PSHE can improve employability and boost social awareness
  • Tackles moral, social and cultural issues on a daily basis, all part of growing up.
  • Children learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society

Our overall impact is that we enable learners to ultimately become healthy, independent and responsible members of our wider community and society.

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