PSHE stands for Personal, social, health and economic education. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE the government consider it unnecessary to provide new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE can encompass many areas of study. It is agreed that teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription.
All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction of the national curriculum. At Leigh we have a detailed and unique PSHE programme of study which also encompasses learning from SEAL (social, emotional aspects of learning), RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), and citizenship. Our PSHE education programme is called 'ACT RIGHT' and it is the backbone upon which we build our curriculum and school ethos.
R - Resilience
I - Independence
G - Good communication
H - Healthy bodies and minds
T - Teamwork
Our curriuclum aims to produce children who are resilient, independent, communicative, healthy, can work within teams and are secondary ready; these qualities can only enhance their learning throughout their school career.
Below you can follow the link to read our PSHE curriculum. In KS2, children begin to assess their progress in the 5 aforementioned skills using their 'ACT RIGHT passports'.
Further information regarding our new PSHE curriculum will be provided in an Autumn Parent Workshop.
Tuesday Morning Assemblies
On a Tuesday morning the Vicar and Youth Minister from St. Mary's Church come into school to lead assembly. They provide a Christian view on the weekly themes but always stress that it is up to the children to decide what they believe. We are fully committed however to providing a meaningful and equivalent alternative for those families who do not wish their children to attend this assembly and these sessions are led by a senior member of staff. Termly plans for these sessions will be posted on this page of the school website.