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Relationships,Sex and Health Education at Ashurst

At Ashurst Primary School, we believe that relationship, sex and health education (RSHE) enables our children to become healthy, safe, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We are dedicated to ensuring that Ashurst Primary School is a happy, stimulating and caring place and we expect high standards and expectations in terms of behaviour and attitudes throughout the school. Behaviour and attitude to learning is underpinned by values and learning dispositions, making these integral to the success of the whole school. RSHE is at the heart of our school ethos and golden thread within all aspects of  Ashurst school life.


 We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all pupils at Ashurst Primary School and strategies that support this via PATHS Programme which has been implemented this year (2020-2021),  pastoral small group support and a pupil voice, alongside quality teaching and learning about awareness and management of mental health through the RSHE curriculum.


RSHE is taught as both explicit lessons, using the Jigsaw PSHE scheme and Yasmine and Tom RSE resource and is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum, enrichment such as PATHS Programme and the day-to-day life of the school.

Please see our Relationship Sex Education policy below, which parents can access and have been provided with the opportunity to feedback in developing the policy.  The document below shows the end of year expectations, coverage and progression in RSHE.