Personal, Social, Health Education is a school subject which supports pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development opportunities are present throughout with significant contributions to all strands of the British Values agenda. These links are all brought together under one over-arching picture for our children, to help them understand the importance of respect and inclusion for all.

PSHE and SMSC at Ashdene

We recognise the importance of the PSHE and SMSC curriculum in order to support children’s personal development. Our core teaching of these subjects is taught through a fun and engaging curriculum called Jigsaw, which brings together personal, social, health and economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. Each topic is explored across school during weekly sessions and assemblies which ensures a consistent approach to the teaching of these core subjects.

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SRE- Sex and Relationships Education

SRE is taught as a standalone subject in order to fully support the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum Science Orders, which are mandatory for all primary and secondary age students. SRE is fundamental part of our Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural programme preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

We use a spiral programme of knowledge, skills and attitudinal development. Prior learning is revisited, reinforced and extended in age and stage appropriate contexts. The Scheme explores one main theme each year and they are as follows:

Reception: Our Lives

Year 1: Growing and Caring for Ourselves

Year 2: Differences

Year 3: Valuing Difference and Keeping Safe

Year 4: Growing Up

Year 5: Puberty

Year 6: Puberty, Relationships and Reproduction

These learning opportunities for PSHE, SMSC and SRE are also embedded in other subjects across school, to encourage the children to continue to make links in their learning with other aspects of the curriculum.

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Ashdene Primary School

Thoresway Road, Wilmslow, SK9 6LJ


Our Mission Statement:
Excellence: everyone, everywhere, every day.
Our School Values are:
Resilience, Empathy, Self-awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork (RESPECT)

View more about our Core Values here