Gilbertstone Primary SchoolTreat others as you wish to be treated


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Relationships and Health Education (RHE)

At Gilbertstone, we want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of living in modern Britain. RHE puts in place the building blocks needed for children to form and maintain positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. That is why the Relationships and Health Education (RHE) curriculum forms a core part of our wider curriculum provision. We use the Relationships and Health Education programme that has been designed by Birmingham City Council, in partnership with Birmingham schools which aims to meet the needs of children across the city. This programme is taught alongside our Computing, Science, PE and PATHs programme (see overview below) to ensure in-depth coverage of all aspects of the RHE curriculum. 


By the end of primary school, it is mandatory for pupils to have been taught content on:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • The changing adolescent body


Please see the relevant statutory content for our RHE programme below. Parents in year 6 have the right to withdraw their child from the sex education lesson (Lesson 7 : How babies are made).




As part of our safeguarding provision and relationships and health education we teach the NSPCC PANTS rule. The Talk PANTS campaign helps parents, carers and teachers of 4-11 year-olds keep children safe from abuse. Like the Green Cross Code, it takes a potentially tricky subject and gives adults the tools to talk about it in an engaging and age-appropriate way. The messages of PANTS are:






PATHS at Gilbertstone

PATHS stands for ‘Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies’. It is a programme that is used from reception through to year 6. It empowers all children to develop the fundamental social and emotional learning skills which will enable them to make positive choices throughout life. It is designed to facilitate the development of self-control, emotional awareness and interpersonal problem-solving skills

Social emotional learning is about understanding your own feelings and other people’s feelings. It also means learning to get along with other people. The PATHS curriculum helps children to:
* Learn more about their own and other people’s feelings
* Build their confidence and self-esteem.
* Get along with other people
* Manage their own behaviour
* Learn how to solve problems

Drugs and Alcohol curriculum overview 


Gilbertstone’s Drug and Alcohol Education programme is part of a whole school approach to the health education of pupils. The overall aim is to give pupils the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to take responsibility for making informed choices about their health and the use and misuse of medicines, tobacco, alcohol and drugs, both now and later in life. Our Drug and Alcohol Education programme is part of our Relationships and Health Education curriculum and is delivered through the PSHE Association scheme.