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PSHE lessons for Primary Schools


Enhancing the personal, social, emotional and economic wellbeing and happiness of your school community, and supporting children's mental health.
200 Lesson Plans
Including hundreds of resources and handouts
Teachers' Guide
Teachers’ guide and appendix
Latest Relationship Education Guidance
Lessons and resources support RSE guidelines
5 Happiness Themes
5 happiness themes - FS to Y6. Includes P4C

The Happy-Centred School programme is a scientifically-researched, evidence-based primary PSHE programme.

Improving the wellbeing of the whole school community

The Happy-Centred School (HCS) programme will enhance the personal, social, emotional and economic wellbeing and happiness of your whole school community, and support children's mental health.

HCS increases pupil achievement

Increasing happiness in children can help break the deeply ingrained, limiting beliefs and self-perceptions that stifle aspiration and hamper the ability to achieve.

Developed by educational experts

HCS is developed by former headteachers and industry experts in psychology, motivation, engagement and behaviour change. It draws on research by academics such as Dr Martin Seligman, a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, and Andrew Oswald, Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.

Improving SATs results

HCS has received positive feedback from existing HCS Schools. One school saw improved standards across a variety of areas, with a 20% increase in Key Stage 2 SATs results, attributed, by the Headteacher, to an improvement in self-confidence and coping skills of Year 6 pupils.

Successful learners

There is a pressing need for primary school pupils to develop lifelong strategies, which will positively affect their happiness levels and improve their ability to be successful learners.

Learning should be fun 

The HCS programme is fun and educational. It uses popular culture and a host of games to reinforce messages and ensure their relevance to today’s young people. As all teachers know; happy children learn more.

There are five happiness themes

  • Self-confidence
  • Achievement & success
  • Positive Relationships
  • Support
  • Coping Skills

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Children across all year groups at Kaizen have been positively influenced by the Happy-Centred School project. The weekly lessons enable children to think deeply about themselves and ways in which they can develop further.

What you get when you buy the complete PSHE programme

Lesson Plans:

Over 200 PDF format lesson plans (6 lesson plans, for every year group from Foundation Stage to Year 6, for each theme). These include end-of-theme assessment activities


Philosophy 4 Children advice and wide range of questions


Over 200 additional resources including award leaves

Teachers’ guide:

Teachers’ guide and appendix


All materials in downloadable print-ready PDF format

A small sample from the hundreds of resources available to support the full Happy-Centred School PSHE Programme lesson plans

Creative Commons License
This Happy-Centred Schools Programme free lessons by Laughology are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Watch Stephanie Davies, Laughology CEO, introduce the Happy-Centred School PSHE Programme

Watch the pupils of Kaizen Primary School, Newham, talk about what being part of a Happy-Centred School means to them.

The Co-Headteacher of Kaizen primary School talks about the benefits of being a Happy-Centred School

Video guide to Happy-Centred Schools

Watch Stephanie Davies, Laughology head-girl, explain how HCS works and how it can benefit your school and pupils.


The Happy-Centred School PSHE Programme has been proven to:

  • Impact positively on whole school cultures
  • Raise individual happiness
  • Encourage greater resilience and boost self-esteem
  • Enable teachers to measure progress in PSHE
  • Contributed to raising academic standards

We're feeling the love!

We got the Ofsted call Tuesday after the Happy Centred School Inset day and your words about framing language and thinking positively really resonated with me. Such good timing as it helped me so much.
‘We saw a huge improvement in our children's perseverance, resilience and confidence when learning and tackling new things, including SATs papers!’
Rachel Nye, Headteacher -Tolworth Junior School

Additional support

There are a host of additional extras which can be purchased, alongside the HCS programme. For example:

  • Why not recruit the services of one of the Laughology team to introduce the programme and enthuse staff?

  • Or you could book a day’s INSET on Wellbeing; Growth Mindset; FLIP it thinking or the Amazing Brain.

  • Alongside this, Laughology runs workshop sessions for children, which complement the programme and bring it further to life.

  • To enable whole school targets, and to measure impact, one of the Laughology team could support you by undertaking an independent audit of happiness levels within the school. This would support your judgement of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.

Some of our Happy-Centred School Partners

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Are organisations and companies just paying lip service?
Join some of the most interesting and respected voices in positive psychology for our Our Big Chat about…Thinking outside the tick box, inaugural webinar. Our two and half hour interactive event will look at the best mental health strategies for organisations, identifying what works and what doesn’t.

Dave McPartlin:

Dave is the Headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School.
Creating the right environment for people and communities to flourish

Sunita Hirani

Sunita is one of the BBC’s key equality, diversity and inclusivity experts.
Why inclusion is essential for mental wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Cary is one the world’s most influential voices in occupational health and wellbeing.
Enhancing Mental Wellbeing at Work. Evidence based strategies for creating a wellbeing culture at work.

PSHE blog articles

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