At Easington Colliery Primary School we make a conscious effort to ensure we plan for and teach explicitly, the skills that pupils need in order to develop personally and become life-ready responsible and respectful human beings. Our PSHCE and RSE education falls under this category.
PSHCE is the Personal, Social, Health and Citizen Education. We develop each child’s PSHCE understanding with the Happy-centred School approach.
This approach enhances each child’s emotional wellbeing, supports their mental health and enables them to become successful learners. It builds on skills that they can apply to all aspects of their lives by teaching a happiness theme each half term.
The five happiness themes are:
* Achievement & success
* Positive Relationships
* Coping Skills
All the themes listed above are interwoven and are all equally important. They work together to develop our children’s ability to manage their lives, now and in the future.
Overall, we place the happiness of our school community as our core PSCHE focus because we know that happy children learn more.
We continually provide opportunities for children from Reception to Year 6 to learn about relationships and sexuality in ways that encourage them to think and act in a moral, caring and responsible way. We provide the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships by focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts and forms. We also evidence a focus on children’s mental health, with avenues for discussion about how they can manage and regulate their own feelings and emotions.