Welcome to PSHE and RSE at Gastrells

At Gastrells, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education and relationship and sex education (RSE) are an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Together they also have a mind to pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development (SMSC) and embrace Citizenship and the British Values agenda. Children are nurtured and supported to become healthy, capable and responsible members of society, celebrating tolerance and diversity.


The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all. It aims to help children to understand how they are developing personally and socially and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. A high priority is given to developing the childrens’ sense of self-worth.


Gastrells has an embedded, clear and comprehensive core Scheme of Work which is at the heart of our PSHE and RSE curriculum.

Our Scheme of Work, known as SCARF, has a focus on Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.

N.B.This scheme meets the Safeguarding requirements now required by schools to ensure that children learn about how to keep themselves safe and also fulfils the new Relationships Education and Health Education statutory requirements which need to be in place by September 2020


Me and My Relationships
All about me – what makes me special My Special People – who can help me My Feelings
Valuing Difference
Same and Different – I’m special, your special Different Families and Homes Kindness and Caring
Keeping Myself Safe
Keeping my Body Safe – what’s safe to go on to and into my body, safe indoors and outdoors Listening to my Feelings People who Help Keep me Safe
Rights and Responsibilities
Looking after Myself, my Special People and Friends Caring for my Environment – helping at home, caring for our classroom and school, caring for our world Looking after Money – recognising, spending and using
Being my Best
Bouncing Back – bouncing back when things go wrong, yes I can! Healthy Eating Exercise and Sleep
Growing and Changing
Changes – Seasons Life Stages – plants, animals and humans, where do babies come from? Changing Bodies – getting bigger, me and my body, boys and girls
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy Lifestyles – eating well, our feelings, keeping clean, Catch it! Bin it! Kill it!, Super sleep Keeping Safe – who can help, school rules Growing and Changing – then and now, inside my wonderful body, keeping privates private, taking care of a baby
Healthy Relationships – surprises and secrets, good or bad touches? unkind, tease or bully? how are you listening? pass on the praise, sharing opinions Feelings and Emotions Valuing difference – it’s not fair, good friends, same or different
Living in the Wider World
Rules, Rights and Responsibilities – classroom rules, taking care of something, basic first aid Caring for the Environment – around and about school, Money – looking after money
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy Lifestyles – keeping clean and healthy, what does my body do? Keeping Safe Growing and Changing – you can do it! my body your body
Healthy relationships – should I tell? a helping hand, I don’t like that, bullying or teasing? don’t do that! types of bullying, some secrets should never be kept, feeling safe, sharing opinions Feelings and Emotions – how are you feeling today? How do we make others feel? My special people, being a good friend, fun or not? Valuing Difference – what makes us who we are?
Living in the Wider World
Caring for the Environment Money – saving for something special
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy lifestyles – healthy eating, exercise and sleep, illness Keeping safe – helping each other, alcohol and cigarettes Growing and Changing – my special pet, I am fantastic! my changing body
Healthy Relationships – teamwork, looking after our special people, danger or risk? body space, friends are special, relationship tree Feelings and emotions Valuing difference – family and friends, respect and challenge,
Living in the Wider World
Rules, Rights and Responsibilities – for or against, basic first aid Caring for the Environment – keeping things tidy, my community, our helpful volunteers Money – earning money
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy lifestyles – making choices Keeping safe – danger, risk or hazard, who helps us stay safe, know the norms, medicines: check the label, when feelings change, under pressure Growing and changing – moving house, my feelings are all over the place
Healthy Relationships – Ok or not ok, islands, human machines Different feelings – secret or surprise? How dare you! Valuing difference – friend or acquaintance? What would I do?
Living in the Wider World
Rules, Rights and Responsibilities – in the news! the people we share our world with, safety in numbers, stereotypes, it’s your right, basic first aid Caring for the Environment – volunteering is cool, my school community Money – why pay taxes?
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy lifestyles – smoking, getting fit Keeping safe – habits, independence and responsibility, our emotional needs, being assertive, drugs, spot bullying Growing and changing – growing up and changing bodies, changing feelings, help I’m a teenager – get me out of here!
Healthy Relationships – give and take, stereotypes Feelings and emotions – how good a friend are you? Valuing difference – happy being me
Living in the Wider World
Rules, Rights and Responsibilities – local councils, basic first aid Caring for the environment – my school community Money – spending wisely
Health and Wellbeing
Healthy lifestyles – I look great! We have more in common than not, what is HIV? Keeping safe – think before you click, drugs: it’s the law! alcohol, to share or not to share? Growing and changing – is this normal? challenging gender types, media manipulation, making babies
Healthy Relationships – solving friendship problems, working together, negotiating, assertiveness skills, don’t force me! OK to be different Feelings and emotions Valuing difference – respecting differences
Living in the Wider World
Rules, Rights and Responsibilities – two sides to every story, ‘Fakebook’ friends, tolerance and respect for others, democracy in Britain, basic first aid Caring for the environment – community art, happy shoppers Money – what’s it worth?

In addition to SCARF the PSHE curriculum at Gastrells is informed and augmented by working in partnership with the Gloucestershire Healthy Learning and Living (GHLL) initiative and its associated People In The Know (PINK) curriculum.

Teachers are also free to use any additional sources to enrich the delivery of the PSHE and Wellbeing core curriculum.


As well as specific prescribed assemblies, which are delivered over the year, exploring the underlying tenets of the SCARF Scheme of Work, other whole school and class assemblies make links to PSHE.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Relationship Education is taught through our PSHE curriculum enabling us to meet our statutory requirements. Anything that is taught with regards to Sex Education outside of the science curriculum will be communicated with parents in advance. Parents may request to withdraw children from Sex Education when covering aspects outside of the Science curriculum but not from Relationships or Health Education.


  • Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of Law and Liberty.
  • Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national expectations and behaviour will be good.
  • Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.
  • Children will become healthy and responsible members of society.
  • Children will be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

See also on our website:

PSHE Policy

RSE Policy

Statement of British Values

Science Curriculum Statement