At Gillibrand Primary School, the teaching of PSHE and RSE enables our children to become healthy, independent, and responsible members of society. It ensures pupils understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up with today’s ever-changing society. We provide our pupils with the opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities whilst appreciating what it means to be a member of a diverse society, within our local community of Chorley and beyond. Moreover, all our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through the carefully planned curriculum that actively involves our community in a wide range of ways.
In this day and age, a comprehensive PSHE curriculum is at the forefront for keeping our pupils safe and for this reason we believe PSHE and RSE is a vital part of a child’s education. We have designed and developed a two-year rolling programme linked to the highly renown SCARF scheme, developed by one of the leading provider of health, wellbeing, relationships, and drugs education. All our objectives have been carefully tailored to the appropriate key stage and linked to the PSHE association recommendations as well as the new statutory guidance for RSE. Moreover, the units taught have been purposefully linked to our six core values (perseverance, learning from mistakes, pride in our school, kindness, honesty and self-belief). It is these values that underpin all of our school curriculum, as such at the end of Year 6, awards are presented to pupils who have demonstrated these values throughout our their school journey at Gillibrand.
Alongside the SCARF scheme and teaching resources, we also have a visit from the popular Life Education Bus annually. This enables staff to coincide their PSHE teaching with a great stimulus for all pupils over the 2- year programme whilst ensuring pupils receive high quality, expert teaching and learning.