PSHE & RSE
At Lakey Lane Primary, it is our mission to equip all of our children with the confidence and ability to become ‘lifelong learners’ able to flourish as ‘citizens of the future’. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is at the core of what we do. It enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of society, as well as developing the ‘whole child’, intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually.
Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, using the Jigsaw Scheme, our curriculum holds children at its heart, and its cohesive vision helps our children to understand how they fit into and contribute to an ever-changing world. With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, our curriculum provides our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and supports them in playing a positive role in contributing to school and the winder community.
Our PSHE curriculum includes opportunities for mindfulness, allowing our children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus and all of this is firmly placed within the context of our aims, visions and values as a school. Every year group follows the same structure of lessons, through the main 6 jigsaw pieces - Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me.
We aim to deliver our curriculum through 3 key drivers and our 6 school values which underpin our children’s learning:
Ambition – It is our belief that our children can achieve and have the highest ambition to succeed in life. We aspire for all of our children to view themselves as lifelong learners who can always aim for the stars and achieve anything they set their minds to. We expose our children to a variety of diverse ambitious individuals through the Puzzle (Dreams and Goals) and through a progressive and planned approach, our children are encouraged to identify their own dreams and ambitions and are positively encouraged to overcome any potential barriers impacting on their ambitions and aspirations.
Self-belief – The relationships ‘Golden Thread’ throughout Jigsaw ensures that pupils start with their relationship with themselves. They learn how to take compliments and truly understand their own strengths, values and virtues in order to support promote self-esteem and self-belief.
Community – We want our children to view themselves as global citizens and we aspire for them to leave Lakey Lane as considerate, respectful and resilient individuals ready to flourish as ‘citizens of the future’.
Respect – The school-wide ethos of Jigsaw encourages a culture of respect and consideration of others. The Being Me in My World Puzzle teaches our children about the power of their own views and how to air these appropriately through bodies such as our School Council. The Jigsaw Charter ensures that every pupil knows that their voice will be listened to without judgement and with respect
Curiosity – All of our Jigsaw puzzles involve some elements of risk, exploration, curiosity and aspiration. This helps our children to learn more about themselves, others and the world – while keeping themselves safe.
Kindness - The Jigsaw Charter is shared with children at the beginning of each lesson to promote a safe, secure and positive learning environment in which children use kind and positive words.