At Orrell Lamberhead Green Academy we aim for our children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. To develop their understanding of what it means to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. By tailoring our curriculum to the needs of the children we teach, we aim to support all children to achieve their academic potential and equip them with the necessary skills to overcome potential barriers, maintain positive mental attitudes which in turn will lead them to fulfil their potential both academically and socially in the wider world. Our aim is for the children we teach to become ambitious, lifelong learners leading them to experience a happy, safe and fulfilled life.
PSHE Programmes of Study
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is a planned programme of learning where the children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to keep themselves healthy and safe. PSHE provides the children with the building blocks in order for them to develop healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This sits alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. As part of our whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes that children need to manage opportunities, challenges and responsibilities as they grow up, enabling them to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our effective PSHE programme enables staff to tackle barriers to learning and raise aspirations for our pupils.
In order to provide all pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to assist all pupils to prepare for adult life, Orrell Lamberhead Green Academy will implement a programme of study that is built upon the context and needs of the school community. It will therefore be bespoke to the needs of the children and this will be reviewed and amended to meet the changing circumstances and challenges children face. The two core themes of our PSHE programme of study focuses on Relationships Education and Health and Well-being Education. A third core theme, Living in the Wider World, is also an integral aspect of our curriculum.
The Department for Education statutory guidance states that from September 2020, all primary schools must deliver relationships and health education whereby parents cannot withdraw their child.