PHSE and RSHE
At Lily Lane, we believe personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an integral part of the curriculum, that allows children to navigate the world around them. With a rapidly changing world, the children are learning for jobs that might not even exist yet! Through our PSHE program of study, we aim to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to face life’s challenges, to play an active role in society and to make the most out of opportunities that come their way.
Our intent is to develop the whole child including their knowledge, understanding, skills, strategies, beliefs, values and attributes. This will be through guiding them to understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as promoting their social, mental and physical development. Children will be able to develop the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We aim to ensure a comfortable atmosphere where the children can ask questions to deepen their understanding.
Our PSHE program is taught by the class teacher and follows the scheme of work provided by the Healthy Schools Manchester, in collaboration with our own, unique curriculum that meets the needs of our children. The program consists of these core strands:
- Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
- Mental and Emotional Health
- Keeping Safe
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Living in the Wider World
Through our discreet lessons, as well as a wider cross curricular approach to teaching PSHE, children are taught how to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and skills, which enables children to access the wider curriculum. We provide our children with opportunities for them 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 and belonging by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
The distribution of lessons also allows us to teach about key campaigns, for example Anti-Bullying Week. By the end of each key stage, children will have had the opportunities to meet the end of key stage statements in line with the statutory guidance outlined in the Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE) policy. PSHE is made accessible for all children due to its multi-sensory approach. The children are able to learn through a combination of drama, videos, discussions and visits from specialists. In every year group, we remind and teach the children who they can talk to and who they can ask for support. This is supported by our ‘Time 4 U’ sessions, where all children in KS2 have the opportunity to talk to one of our specialist therapists if they so wish.
We want our children to leave Lily Lane as confident, well-rounded individuals, with positive mental health and wellbeing. They will recognise the importance of playing an active role in their community and value helping others and looking after the world around them. Their actions will reflect our school values and they will show resilience and determination to flourish as individuals. Through their willingness to care and help others, they will establish positive relationships and will be role models for their peers.
In June we consulted with parents and carers about our RSE curriculum offer: thank you to those parents who could attend the sessions. If you were unable to attend, the presentation can be found on this page. If you have any further questions, please contact the school.
As a school we will ensure that the education we offer is age appropriate, sensitively presented and supports our children’s knowledge and understanding. To support the consultation process please find some sample RSE lesson plans, covering relationship and sex education content.
Parents have the right to withdraw from specific lessons in year 6 following a discussion with the school. The Parental Right to Withdraw form can be sought from Miss Booth (PSHE lead).
Please read our RSE policy and explore the curriculum content for each year group on the yearly overview.