Ashley C of E Primary School

Personal, Social & Health Education (including Relationships & Sex Education)

Intent 

Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship aim to help, within the harmony curriculum, to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become responsible citizens of the future.  We aim to provide our pupils with a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities.  In doing so, they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.  We encourage children to reflect on their own experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.  Children learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.   

We support each other so that we can learn about and celebrate our own intrinsic value. We celebrate the Christian message of love and joy, celebrating our own unique humanity without exception or exclusion. We are very proud that our school community has a mix of faiths and families within it. We work hard to understand our differences and celebrate them together. The Church of England’s Vision for Schools can be found by following this link:  Valuing All God’s Children

Implementation 

The PSHE curriculum at Ashley is split into half termly topicsMental and Emotional Wellbeing, Physical Health Wellbeing, Keeping Safe and Managing Risk, Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education, Identity, Society and Equality, Careers, Financial Capability and Economic Wellbeing and Relationship and Sex Education. These build progressively on the following life skills:  

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: My mental and emotional Wellbeing includes everything to do with keeping my brain happy and healthy. 

Physical Wellbeing: My physical and sensory Wellbeing includes everything to do with having a healthy and happy body. 

Keeping Safe and Managing Risk: My environmental Wellbeing includes everything to do with ensuring the environment/ space I am in is happy and healthy. This includes my classroom, the wider school, my home, my community, my country and the world. 

Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco EducationMy health and physical wellbeing includes everything to do with what drugs we put into and onto our bodies and weighing up the risk.  

Identity, Society and Equality: My social Wellbeing includes everything to do with having healthy and happy relationships and positive interactions with the people around me. 

Careers, Financial Capability and Economic Wellbeing: My economic Wellbeing includes everything to do with having a healthy and happy relationship with money and understanding how this affects my life.  

Relationship and Sex Education: My emotional Wellbeing includes everything to do with growing, changing and healthy relationships. 

We use the SCARF resources, an annual visit from the Life Bus, regular E-Safety awareness as well as following a values-based education each half term.  

Impact 

Children will leave Ashley as reflective, confident, healthy and responsible citizens who understand and build good relationships, respect and value other members of the community and the world around them. 

Curriculum map and progression documents

Curriculum Map Progression of Skills
RSHE Parents Guide (Jigsaw Guide) Including and valuing ALL children (Jigsaw Guide)