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PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) is a non-statutory subject. However, in order to fulfil its duties relating to SMSC, behaviour and safety, and to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which meets pupils' needs and prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of adult life, a school's best approach is to ensure that a comprehensive programme of PSHCE education is in place.

At Langshott our aim is to prepare the children with the life skills and knowledge they need to live safely and responsibly in the word. The PSHCE curriculum is very much part of this preparation and ensuring that we help to mould responsible citizens of the future, who are able to able to stand up for what they think is right; articulate their opinions; make informed decisions and know who they are as individuals.

Through PSHCE lessons we cover topics such as healthy living (diet, exercise, personal hygiene, drugs and alcohol), keeping safe, democracy, rights and responsibilities, anti-bullying, communities, rules and laws, the global community, social, emotional aspects of learning (SEAL), economic well-being, as well as Relationship and Sexual Education (RSE).

We make use of visitors to support the teaching of PSHCE; this has included the school nurse, members of the emergency services, as well as other community organisations.

We often celebrate Feeling Good Week an initiative organised by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) with the aim of developing and supporting children's emotional health and well-being which is part of our PSHCE curriculum. As part of the children's learning during the week, the children focus on topics including:

  • self (who they are, their feelings, their interests, what makes them special)
  • friends and families (what is a friend, why are our families important)
  • countries and cultures (celebrating the different customs and cultures that we have in our school)
  • disability awareness