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The Impact of the RSHE/PHSE curriculum

The Impact of the RSHE/PSHE Curriculum at Gawber


At Gawber, children believe strongly that they have a voice and that their opinions will be listened and responded to. They feel part of our ‘Gawber family’ and therefore want to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and wider community.


Gawber children are respectful, tolerant and kind. They are fair and polite to everyone. They understand the importance of respecting others, even when they are very different from them (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds), or make different choices or have different preferences or beliefs. They know the importance of self-respect and how this links to their own happiness and that in school and in wider society.


Children know about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help. They can articulate what a stereotype is, and how stereotypes can be unfair, negative or destructive. They are also fully aware of the importance of permission-seeking and giving in relationships with friends, peers and adults They play a highly positive role in creating a school environment in which commonalities are identified and celebrated, difference is valued and nurtured, and bullying, harassment and violence are never tolerated. Children understand what the protected characteristics are and why they are needed.


Children leave Gawber knowing that families are important for children growing up because they can give love, security and stability. They recognise the characteristics of healthy family life, and know that others’ families, either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but that they respect those differences. Gawber children are confident in recognising that stable, caring relationships. They know how to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, and how to seek help or advice about this from others if needed.


Children at Gawber make healthy friendships and can recognise the characteristics of friendships, including mutual respect, truthfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, sharing interests and experiences and support with problems and difficulties. They manage conflict well and know to seek help or advice from others, if needed

Children leave Gawber with an excellent knowledge of how to stay safe online and play an active role in supporting their peers with this. They know what sorts of boundaries are appropriate in friendships with peers and others (including in a digital context) and are clear about the concept of privacy and the implications of it for both children and adults.


Children at Gawber know that each person’s body belongs to them, and the differences between appropriate and inappropriate or unsafe physical, and other, contact. They know how to respond safely to others, how to seek advice, how to report concerns and they have the vocabulary and confidence needed to do so.


Children at Gawber consistently have highly positive attitudes and commitment to their education. They are highly motivated and persistent in the face of difficulties. Our children make a highly positive, tangible contribution to the life of the school and the wider community and continue to do so long after they have left.


Gawber children are always a part of the Gawber Family.