As a part of your child’s education at Gaskell Primary School, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. There is clear evidence which shows that pupils with better health and well-being can achieve better academically, which in turn leads to greater success. We need to prepare our children for the increasing demands of modern life

Within this subject, we teach about RSE (Relationships and Sex Education curriculum.) Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE). Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe

In primary education from Summer Term 2021: Parents will not be able to withdraw their children from any aspect of Relationships Education or Health Education (which includes learning about the changing adolescent body).  Parents will be able to withdraw their children from any aspects of Sex Education and puberty other than those which are part of the science curriculum. (Sex education is not statutory in primary schools, however we do provide a programme of age appropriate sex education, in line with the recommendations of statutory guidance.)

For further details, please see our curriculum map. Curriculum Map

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