PSHcE Intent Statement
At Mill Lane Primary School, we aim to create a happy, purposeful and supportive environment where children are enabled to become successful learners and develop their full potential; becoming responsible members of society. Our vision reflects a passionate commitment to the recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils and provide opportunities for them to learn about their rights, responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be members of a diverse society. We strive to work in partnership with parents and the local community to provide the knowledge, understanding and skills that children need to lead healthy, fulfilling and meaningful lives; both now, and in the future.
The overarching aim for PSHcE education is to provide pupils with:
- Accurate and relevant knowledge.
- Opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding.
- Opportunities to explore, clarify and if necessary challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
- The skills and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives.
PSHcE education underpins the whole school curriculum at Mill Lane Primary School. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHcE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. We teach our PSHCE curriculum following our Long term plan which incorporates objectives for British Values, E-safety, Well-Being, A Mind to be Kind (Values), LORIC (Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative, Communication) and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education). Staff have access to weekly structured lessons, which support the teaching of these key themes. Assemblies and additional themed days ensure a broad and balanced PSHcE Curriculum. Children actively engage with our LORIC and Mind to be Kind sessions, which are promoted throughout all lessons to encourage positive learning, behaviour and relationships across school.
Mill Lane also provides a wealth of opportunity to ensure our pupils are able to develop their cultural capital through extracurricular activities and educational visits. These enrich the curriculum and provide opportunities children in our school would not otherwise experience.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) follows the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance.
- Making relationships
Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children
- Self-confidence and self-awareness
Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.
- Managing feelings and behaviour
Children talk about how they and others show feelings, talk about their own and others’ behaviour, and its consequences, and know that some behaviour is unacceptable. They work as part of a group or class, and understand and follow the rules. They adjust their behaviour to different situations, and take changes of routine in their stride.
At Mill Lane we strive to create a welcoming and accepting culture where each child is valued for their individuality and contribution. Our children learn that we are all different but we are all equal.