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 our PATHS Programme, which was implemented last year (2020-2021), our pastoral small group support and through pupil voice, alongside quality first teaching and learning about awareness and management of mental health through out the RSHE curriculum.
RSHE is taught as both explicit lessons, using the Jigsaw RSHE scheme and the Yasmine and Tom RSE resource. It is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum, enrichment such as PATHS Programme and our day-to-day life of the school.
Relationships,Sex and Health Education Policy
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.
Relationships,Sex and Health Education and the PATHS Programme
At Ashurst, we are also a part of a programme called PATHS (Promoting alternative thinking strategies) with access to weekly lessons, resources and coaching sessions. PATHS provides opportunities to empower the children, helping them to develop their fundamental social and emotional learning skills which enables them to make positive choices throughout life, improve their social and emotional competence and facilitates the development of their self-control, emotional awareness and interpersonal problem-solving skills. This allows us to continually embed and weave strategies into our everyday routine, giving mental health and wellbeing a high profile within our school. See the documents below for how PATHS links with RSHE education and our Relationships and Sex Education.