At Gawthorpe, we use the Kapow PSHE Scheme of Learning to support our curriculum. This is a whole school PSHE approach that covers 5 core concepts:

  • Families and Relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Safety and the Changing Body
  • Citizenship
  • Economic Wellbeing

Each area is revisited each year to allow children to deepen their understanding. We ensure our PSHE programme works alongside ‘The Gawthorpe Way’ our Character Curriculum.

DfE guidance for PSHE:
Schools should seek to use PSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle.

The aims of the Gawthorpe Community Academy for PSHE are:
● To support pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development
● To prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
● To teach pupils about safeguarding, including online

It also provides pupils with
● accurate, balanced and relevant knowledge
● opportunities to turn that knowledge into personal understanding
● opportunities to explore, clarify, and if necessary, challenge, their own and others’ values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities
● the skills, language and strategies they need in order to live healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced lives
● opportunities to develop positive personal attributes such as resilience, self confidence, self-esteem, and empathy.