At Gatley Primary, we recognise that positive mental health and well being along with personal development are essential to the development of thriving and successful pupils.
Our intent is to nurture happy, healthy, open minded young people who have the knowledge, academic achievement and strength of character to lead safe and successful lives in modern Britain, and preparing them for their next steps in education with a thirst for lifelong learning.
By the end of their learning journey at Gatley Primary School our pupils will have developed resilience and feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy; they will understand how they are developing personally and socially in order to enable them to flourish in society with the confidence to keep themselves mentally healthy and to be able to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up in preparation for the responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
All our pupils are given the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, pupils learn to recognise their own worth, develop a sense of their own identity and the ability to take their place in the community as well as respect for, and working with, others.
As part of Personal Development the teaching of RSE/PSHEE appears on our curriculum progression of knowledge grids as a ‘Golden Thread’. This is the thread that runs through all of our curriculum areas meaning that it is embedded into teaching and learning across the curriculum. The ‘Golden Thread’ is related to the 6 components which have been formed from the PSHEE and RSE curriculum and related policies. These components enable us to embed health and wellbeing within our curriculum.
The 6 RSHE knowledge components are:
• English, Communication and Language: Caring Friendships
• Mathematical Understanding: Economic Well being
• Physical Development, Health and Well-Being: Health and Well being
• History, Geography and Social Understanding: Families & People who Care for us
• Arts: What it means to be healthy (hobbies, healthy mind, creativity)
• Science and Technological Understanding: Internet Safety