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Curriculum intent statement

Our school’s overarching aims and objectives for pupils are for children to ‘live life to the full’, inline with the Church of England’s Vision for Education. RSHE is underpinned by a clear set of embedded values and principles that complement the school ethos and permeate through the teaching practice, resources and classroom management of RSHE lessons.


RSHE is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health in an age and stage appropriate manner. RSHE equips children and young people with accurate information, positive values and the skills to enjoy healthy, safe and positive relationships, to celebrate their sexuality and to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing both now and in the future. We recognise the importance of RSHE in preparing children and young people to live safe, fulfilled and healthy lives. The overarching objective of RSHE is to support children and young people through a journey of physical, emotional and moral development via the teaching of essential knowledge, skills and values within the framework of the law and provisions of the Equality Act, 2010. Our school’s vision for RSHE is linked to our whole school vision:


To Know: To know how to keep ourselves safe, happy and healthy

To Love: To love ourselves and each other and respect differences

To Share: To understand our responsibilities for looking after ourselves and others


Effective RSHE can make a significant contribution to the development of personal skills needed by pupils to establish and maintain relationships. RSHE will ensure children and young people are encouraged to understand the importance of stable, loving relationships, respect, love, and care. It also enables young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.

The RSHE programme at ASSR is spiral curriculum that enables pupils to build on their prior learning by revisiting some themes to further develop knowledge, values and skills in an age and stage-appropriate manner.  As such, some themes are repeated to enable a deeper exploration of the related issues. The following themes will be covered in each year group:

  • My Feelings
  • My Body
  • My Relationships
  • My Rights and Responsibilities
  • My Beliefs
  • Asking for Help


If you require further information about the content of RSE including a copy of the RSE policy and scheme of work please contact our school office.  You are also welcome to view the materials used should you wish to do so.

 Parent information on RSHE

Whilst we believe that our programme at ASSR is very sensitive, parents do have the right to withdraw their child from aspects of the RSE curriculum. Please contact the school office if you would like to discuss this with the Head of School.

Statutory guidance on RSE from the DfE

 Here are examples of our EYFS and Year 6 curriculum coverage of RSHE.

 EYFS RSHE coverage

Year 6 RSHE coverage