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Learning For Life (LFL)

 Provision at Hurstmere School for Citizenship, RSE and PSHE 2018/19

The purpose of LFL is to be able to dovetail and take a multi subject approach between the important and statutory areas of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and Citizenship Education as well as PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic, Education) and Careers education.
At Hurstmere we make provision for LFL lessons via timetable lessons in KS3 and the whole school LFL ‘Carousel’, taught fortnightly by a range of teachers and Senior Leaders. Heads of Year and senior management will also deliver weekly assemblies that cover many areas highlighted in our LFL programme. Content of such an LFL programme may include RSE and Citizenship topics (see School policies) as well as topics such as:

  • Staying safe and Healthy
  • Healthy eating
  • Fitness
  • Mental Health awareness
  • Staying Safe online
  • Anti Bullying
  • Substance misuse
  • Gang and youth Violence
  • FGM
  • Racism
  • Transphobic and Homophobic abuse

PSHE is currently not a statutory requirement for schools but many issues that are central to a successful and effective SMSC and Safeguarding programme, will feature in both PSHE, SRE and Citizenship education.

Welfare and safeguarding can only be fully addressed through a programme of PSHE

Janet Palmer - Lead HMI Ofsted Inspector, 2015.

Our aims to providing RSE and PSHE within the LFL programme are to:

1. Raise Attainment

Children with higher levels of emotional behavioural and social wellbeing have higher levels of academic achievement and are more engaged in school both now and in later years” DFE 2012.

2. Help prepare students for life’s ‘Key Moments’

3. Safeguarding and Welfare

4. Personal awareness

5. Behavioural awareness

6. Awareness of what a Responsible Citizen is and the impact an individual can have on the area in which they live (Bexley).