At Leyland Methodist Schools, we have developed a personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) curriculum that is tailored to meet the needs of our children. We want all of our children to be equipped in the knowledge of health and mental wellbeing, healthy relationships and how to live in the wider world.
Our children come from a range of backgrounds, each with a different childhood experience. Throughout our unique PSHE curriculum, we encourage our children to develop to be resilient, empathetic, positive and challenged learners, who know how to live a healthy lifestyle.
There are three topics that run throughout all year groups of the PSHE curriculum, with the focus on key skills, we will encourage the children to develop resilience, empathy, positivity and challenge and they will know how to live a healthy lifestyle. Within each of these topics, they are broken down further into three units and there is an individual focus for each year group.
The first topic, 'respecting ourselves and others' our children will learn how to develop their empathetic skills. This will be through learning about themselves and others; how they are different and how they are the same. The second topic 'growing and changing', our children will learn how develop their resilience and how to keep positive and how to live a healthy lifestyle. This will be through learning about how themselves, the world and people around them will grow and change. In the third topic 'money and work', our children will learn how develop their resilience and how to challenge themselves. This will be through learning about jobs within the local community, different jobs and the skills they require, as well as identifying job interest and aspirations.
At LMS, we believe that PSHE offers the perfect opportunity to develop our children's cultural experiences. We therefore aim to provide a programme of enrichment opportunities each year to elevate our curriculum to outstanding levels. We have developed the PSHE curriculum so it enables the children to develop their cultural experience.
Our PSHE units encourage the children to learn about the environmental difficulties across the world. Our unit, 'belonging to a community' focuses on areas of the environment, how our everyday choices affect the environment and how we have a shared responsibility to protect the world around us. Our children learn about how to look after the world, animals and people. They also learn about what can harm the local and global environment. This enables our children to focus on both where they live and how they can impact it, and also the wider world.
One of the key principles of PSHE at LMS, is encouraging and promoting diversity for our children. From understanding our children and their backgrounds, we are able to bring experiences and expertise to them which may normally not be available. Our unit 'respecting ourselves and others' enables our children to learn about respect and tolerance. Throughout the unit our children learn what respect, how to treat others with respect and why others should be treated with respect.
Our PSHE Curriculum is personalised for the needs of our learners and our school’s values are embedded, constantly demonstrated, praised and threaded throughout everything we do. We plan to excite and immerse ALL children regardless of background to offer a positive and vital foundation for life. Visits are funded through the Pupil Premium Strategy where necessary to allow inclusion for all. Assessments track all children and in particular vulnerable children in order to help them achieve their full potential and plan work according to their strengths
Within God’s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:
- celebrating everyone’s unique God-given talents;
- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;
- doing all the good we can together.