PSHCE

At Lucas Vale, the PSHCE curriculum underpins the values and ethos of the school as a whole. Our aim is to equip children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills needed to live healthy, safe, productive and responsible lives.

Our children are equipped with appropriate language and levels of understanding that enable them to participate in discussions and debates surrounding personal, social and citizenship issues, in a safe and trusting manner.

PSHCE at Lucas Vale is taught through cross curricular learning, as well as by discrete practices such as: circle time, assemblies, whole school events; healthy eating at break and lunchtimes and consistent high expectations of behaviour during lessons and break times. Initiatives such as ‘Lucas Vale School Advocates’ help to promote both the social and personal development of children and the importance of talking about and sharing these thoughts, feelings and experiences. In addition, we also have pastoral care and guidance provided by our Behaviour, Community Liaison Officer and external companies, such as Place 2 Be.

SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) is provided at age appropriate level, with a focus on children having the emotional maturity and language skills required to participate in this area of the curriculum; themes are often taught through subjects such as Science. In Year 6 children study sex education formally using the Channel 4, Living and Growing DVD; parents are informed and are invited to view the materials which will be used in class.

Please view Lucas Vales PSHCE and SRE Curriculum overviews below

Please view Lucas Vales SRE Policy below

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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Nelson Mandela Former President of South Africa

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Lucas Vale Vision

We aspire for all individuals within our community to become confident, secure and caring learners who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning.

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