“Pupils develop a strong sense of respect for those within their society and the wider community, partly because the school leadership ensures that planning for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is central to all activities within the curriculum.”
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education has always been part of Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall’s life and has been considered vitally important. Quite simply it is what our pupils learn throughout each and every day both at school and at home about themselves and the part they play in the smaller and wider communities they find themselves in.
The PSHEE programme is delivered under the three following headings:
- Community and the Wider World
This is split into 5 topics across the various age groups:
Autumn First Half: Relationships and Sex Education
Autumn Second Half: Online Safety and Etiquette
Spring First Half: Health and Substance Awareness
Spring Second Half: Diversity in the Community (and relationships)
Summer First Half: Living in the wider world/community & reflections about the year and looking ahead to the following year
All topics and activities are underpinned by our commitment to a Growth Mindset approach and the development of soft skills. Mental Health and a proactive attitude towards Wellbeing is included as part of our ongoing class/form time programme as well as through two annual PSHEE days (further information on these can be obtained from the Deputy Head Pastoral).
Visiting speakers are seen as an excellent means by which the children learn about a number of subjects whilst the school Matron also assists in dealing with sensitive topics.
Science lessons support the sex education element and we use a variety of outside speakers and other organisations, as necessary, to aid the School with the delivery of drugs education and safety. Internet Safety information is covered within Computing lessons as well our Anti-Bullying programme of study.