Leven Valley CE Primary School

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2nd June 20
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What is PSHE?


Personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) education is a very important part of our provision at Leven Valley and something that we are very much committed to. It helps to safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

PHSE provision is wide ranging from teaching children how to keep safe to drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle. Alongside this, we seek to enable children to adopt a growth mindset whilst maintaining a healthy emotional balance. 

To achieve this children take part in numerous activities and events throughout their time at Leven Valley all of which contribute this growth and developement. Here are some of the things that might include:

Kidsafe, Heartsmart, e-safety, SRE in Y5&6, Y6 Young Citizens, John Muir Award, circle time discussions, RE lessons, SUMA community food group, collective worship (assemblies), charity fundraising and awareness events, water safety including swimming and open water swimming, Everyone Together Afternoons, extra-curricular clubs, sports clubs, festivals and competitions, Bikeability, outdoor education and residentials, visits and visitors, Y6 transition to secondary schoool sessions, volunteering activities with local organisations and so on. 



HeartSmart is a creative approach to delivering the PSHE Curriculum that primary schools use to build character, emotional health and resilience in children.
It equips them with foundational principles, skills, habits and a mindset that will improve their mental health, relationships and academic achievement.

Boris, HeartSmart’s very own purpose-built Robot, provides a fun, interactive and dynamic way for children to explore their hearts, the very thing that makes them unique.

Here is a Heartsmart Parents Flyer that explains the Heartsmart High Five.

Click here to watch a short video about Heartsmart.


Kidsafe UK


Helping Children Protect ThemselvesFor many years now we have worked with Kidsafe UK to equip children with simple, yet effective skills to keep themselves safe from the various forms of abuse without shattering their innocence. The programme is delivered in the classroom setting with active participation from class teachers, usually for year3 and 4 children. The course material is always age-appropriate with key messages delivered through the use of a variety of media including song, rhyme and action, puppetry, group discussions and worksheets.

Established and operating in Cumbria and North Lancashire since 2002, Kidsafe deliver preventative child protection programmes to primary school children, with supporting workshops for their parents/carers.