Learning for Life
What is Learning for Life?
Our Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E) together with our Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E), enables our children to become healthy, independent, aspirational and responsible members of a diverse and ever changing society. Our approach to Learning for Life is evident within all aspects of the curriculum, insuring that our pupils receive a firm foundation on which to build. Our school PURE principles underpin our core beliefs: Positivity, Urgency, Resilience and Equity.
At South Camberley Primary School we teach these aspects of the curriculum as Learning for Life. The Learning for Life curriculum is guided by the Jigsaw scheme and has been adapted to meet individual pupil needs. It takes a spiral approach, gradually revisiting topics at a deeper level at each key stage or year group, whilst rehearsing, emphasising and embedding the essential skills and attributes young people need to manage their lives, both now and in the future. In addition to this, we supplement the Jigsaw scheme by using ‘Picture News’ which enables to discuss current and relevant issues, both nationally and internationally. We respond to the needs of our children and community by having strong links with a number of supporting resources and agencies.
We strive to help our pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and support them to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We understand the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing, ensuring that our pupils know how to look after themselves both physically, emotionally and mentally and where to find suitable support.
An important part of Learning for Life is the ability to discuss and debate issues with clarity, and listen to peoples points of view, whilst understanding that you do not have to agree with them but recognise their point of view.
We strive to provide our pupils with opportunities to learn about their rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
We aim to have a positive impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for all pupils.
Our ultimate aim is for every single child who leaves South Camberley Primary School to become the very best that they can be and to ensure that disadvantage does not hold any child back.
Through the Learning for life curriculum, we aim to:
- develop pupils’ understanding of the world and of personal, social, emotional and mental health, and citizenship concepts and relevant vocabulary
- provide pupils with a relevant, age appropriate and broad curriculum
- understand issues relating to their own health, personal care, sexual development and relationships.
- enable pupils to make choices
- provide pupils with strategies to maintain personal wellbeing, promote resilience and equip pupils with skills to keep themselves and others safe
- promote an atmosphere celebrating equality and diversity
- enable learners to form appropriate relationships and give them a sense of dignity and respect for each other.
- develop personal responsibility, self confidence and assertiveness.
- empower learners so they have more control over their own life.
- enhance their self esteem.