Relationships Education & Growing Up (REGU)
At Havelock Primary School we recognise the importance of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) for children in our school. We aim to educate children and provide them with learning opportunities and experiences that help them grow and develop as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities.
As part of the school’s Health Education programme, and in line with the London Borough of Ealing’s recommended scheme of work for Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PHSE) Education, your child will receive lessons on Keeping Safe: Relationship Education and Growing Up (REGU) in the summer term. This is now something which is statutory from September 2020.
this gives an overview of the REGU curriculum across the whole school
Pupil Wellbeing at Havelock
As part of our PSHE lessons, all students complete MindUP. This is a 15-lesson program for children in Reception to Year 6, brought to life by a teacher in the classroom. MindUP™ is science-centric and evidence-based, with over 10 years of research conducted on the program’s efficacy. It is grounded within four core pillars: Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning. MindUP™ has 15 lessons that teach activities around topics such as gratitude, mindfulness and perspective taking. These lessons provide an immersive discovery experience along with daily core practices, such as the guided “Brain Break” breathing exercise. This core practice takes place three times a day and helps us to be calm, focused and ready to learn. Our MindUP work helps us to stop and feel a pause, especially when we are about to do something and make a choice. It helps us to remember to be grateful for all that we are and all that we have in the world.
Pupil Voice about MindUP and brain breaks:
“Mind Up helps me think about the choices I make, especially if I feel angry because they make me think about what is happening in my brain and with my amygdala. MindUp is great because it helps us to be optimistic. If someone is feeling angry or scared, I think they should learn how to do a brain break too, otherwise their prefrontal cortex will not be able to take in any new information to learn.”