Welcome to the Lakenheath Community Primary School website


The National Curriculum states ‘Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is an important and necessary part of all pupils’ education. All schools should teach PSHE, drawing on good practice, and this expectation is outlined in the introduction to the proposed new national curriculum’.
‘PSHE is a non-statutory subject. To allow teachers the flexibility to deliver high-quality PSHE we consider it unnecessary to provide new standardised frameworks or programmes of study. PSHE can encompass many areas of study. Teachers are best placed to understand the needs of their pupils and do not need additional central prescription’.
At Lakenheath Community Primary School, we are aware of the way that PSHE supports many of the principles of safeguarding, well-being and life skills. We are all aware of the role the PSHE curriculum has in supporting schools to implement the 9 protected characteristics of The Equality Act 2010 and how important this is.
Our intent is to build a PSHE curriculum, which develops knowledge, and results in the attainment of awareness and skills, enabling children to access the wider curriculum, work with others and make a positive contribution to the life of the school. Our curriculum will prepare children to be citizens in a diverse society and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life. Teaching and learning in the classroom should show progression across all key stages within the PSHE core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. Each phase builds on the vocabulary, knowledge and skills taught in the previous to allow children to obtain further knowledge, know more and remember more.
We expect teachers to use a PSHE programme to equip pupils with an age- appropriate, sound understanding of risk, with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions and to recognise the importance of their own mental health and well-being. Our PSHE curriculum will incorporate an age appropriate understanding of RSHE, as set out in the statutory guidance, enabling all children to be safe and to understand and develop healthy relationships both now and in their future lives.
All children have weekly lessons. The majority of teaching in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 is through discussion and ideas sharing. Each class has a floor book that contains lesson objectives, outcomes and evidence of child learning. Our school environment reinforces the PSHE curriculum through questioning, vocabulary and discussion topics on displays throughout school.
All children understand the importance of PSHE, well-being , the significance of developing positive relationships and the effects it can have on life in and out of school. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. By the time they leave our school, personal, social and health education (PSHE) enables our learners to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a society. It helps them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. Our curriculum allows pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self- worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.