Relationships and Health Education


At Ashcott Primary school the intent of our RSE curriculum is to equip our children with essential skills for life. We aim to deliver a curriculum that is accessible to all and enable all of our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We want to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially as well as to address many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are a part of growing up, as well as a daily part of modern life. We provide our children with different opportunities for them to learn about these different aspects and encourage them to be inquisitive and to ask questions as a part of these sessions in order to further develop their understanding.

We intend to build a curriculum that develops children’s learning and understanding as they move through the school and the result we aim for is that they are able to add to and acquire knowledge and skills to enable our children to feel confident in becoming a member of a global community.

It will demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding in line with those set out in the national curriculum whereby schools must provide a ‘balanced and broadly-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities and experiences for later life.’


Teaching will always be carried out in an age-appropriate way and the titles below will be adapted so that the content taught is relevant for the year group/class of the child.

By the end of primary school, we aim to teach children the following-

Relationships Education

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe
  • Sex education (age-appropriate)
  • Health/science/human body link with sex education, puberty and mensuration

Physical health and mental wellbeing

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body

Our focus will also include opportunities to link to British values, SMSC (through R.E lessons) as well as the school’s secrets of success. Lessons will also be linked to key campaigns throughout the year such as E-Safety week and Anti-Bullying week.

Wider Curriculum- where appropriate, links will be made between different subject areas in the national curriculum (i.e/e.g. between science and RSE or P.E and physical healthy).

Assemblies- Whole school, Key Stage and class assemblies will always make links to one of the following: PSHE, British values, SMSC and the school’s secrets of success.


Outcomes in topic and English books evidence a broad and balanced RSE curriculum and demonstrate the children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. Children show a good understanding of the different aspects they have been learning about and also record what they have learned comparative to their starting points at the end of every topic.


  • Children will demonstrate and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual respect, Rule of law and Liberty.
  • Children will demonstrate a healthy outlook towards school – attendance will be in-line with national and behaviour will be good.
  • Children treat themselves and others with respect and kindness and show good manners.
  • Children will become healthy and responsible members of society
  • Children will be more confident on their journey preparing them for life and work in modern Britain.