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Personal, Social, Health, Economic and Citizenship Education

At Lingfield Prep we recognise that the personal development of pupils morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We provide children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. 

All curriculum areas have a contribution to the child's personal, moral, social and citizenship development and opportunities for this will be planned into each subject. All adults will model and promote expected behaviour, treating all people as valuable individuals and showing respect for pupils and their families. Children should learn to differentiate between right and wrong in as far as their actions affect other people. They will be encouraged to value themselves and others.

Children should understand their rights and responsibilities and the need to respect the rights of others. School and classroom charters should promote responsible behaviour. All curriculum areas seek to use illustrations and examples drawn from as wide a range of cultural contexts as possible. This will be reflected in the teacher's planning and learning resources.

We aim to ensure:

  • that everyone connected with the school is aware of the principles behind our School Aims
  • a consistent approach to the delivery of PSHE and Citizenship Education (Years 1 to 6), PSED and UW (EYFS) and issues related to these subject areas through the curriculum and the general life of the School
  • that a child's education is set within the context that is meaningful and appropriate to their age, aptitude and background
  • every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured *
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships *
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and carers *
  • children develop and learn in different ways. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities *

* Development Matters 2012