A child’s ability to learn and achieve, is significantly affected by their physical, social, health and emotional well-being. This is why we place such importance on our PSHE and RSE curriculum here at Grinling Gibbons.


At Grinling Gibbons, we believe that PSHE education is a fundamental part of every child’s education in order for them to become confident happy citizens. We aim to promote personal development in a structured and developmentally appropriate way in order to give children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to improve their life chances. We enable children to develop their sense of self-worth by encouraging them to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
We feel that learning about the emotional and social aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to empower them to have safe and fulfilling relationships and to become independent, responsible members of society. Having introduced children to a wide range of concepts and having exposed them to a variety of experiences, we hope that they will have a strong understanding of the diverse world around them; be well equipped to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and to stay safe in our ever-changing society.


Throughout the federation, we have adopted the PSHE association curriculum which aims to develop the “whole child” through a question based model. Teachers adapt this scheme in order to reflect the needs of their pupils. Half-termly units develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of:
– Relationships ( Including sex Education)
– Living in the wider world
– Health and well being
Its cohesive vision helps children understand and value how they fit into and contribute to the world. With a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. The PSHE lessons also include mindfulness allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. This encourages building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.
Media navigation- Children will have the opportunity to reflect on their exposure to social media and are encouraged to become increasingly analytical about the content they are exposed to.
We have also a special focus in the upper years on visions for the future which includes a model on future aspirations and career fairs.


By the time children leave us they will:

  • demonstrate kindness and respect towards themselves and others.
  • have the courage and ability to try new things, challenge themselves and persevere.
  • take responsibility for their actions.
  • have a good understanding of how to stay safe and healthy
  • How to develop good relationships.
  • have an appreciation of what it means to be a positive member of a diverse, multicultural society.
  • Be media literate with an understanding of how to use the internet safely.
  • demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
  • be on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.

Please view Grinling Gibbons PSHE and RSE Curriculum Map below

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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Nelson Mandela Former President of South Africa

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Grinling Vision

Aspirational, Brave, Compassionate, Determined and Enlightened are the anchors of our life at Grinling Gibbons Primary School

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