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PSHE is important at Ashbourne Primary. PSHE education equips children and young people with knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled, capable and responsible lives.

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Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) at Ashbourne Primary aims to equip the pupils with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and build their resilience and self-worth.

Our work is underpinned by our vision and aims: ‘Nurturing aspiration through happy, creative learning’. Our PRAISE aims are at the heart of every lesson and our focus on the removal of barriers to learning is firmly embedded into all areas of the PSHE curriculum.

The national curriculum for Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education (SRE) and Health Education is taught both explicitly and through a cross-curricular approach to cover a broad range of aims. This is delivered through of a variety of approaches including: scenarios, role play, text based stories, practical activities and circle time. Meaningful and thought-provoking discussion is an integral part of all lessons and pupils are encouraged to continue these discussions beyond the classroom. Class teachers also work closely with the Child & Family Wellbeing Leaders to offer targeted interventions alongside lessons tailored to the specific needs of each class. In addition to this the Child & Family Wellbeing Leaders offer a valuable support service to pupils, parents and families.

It is our intention that after completing the PSHE curriculum at Ashbourne Primary, pupils will have an increased awareness of the ever-changing, modern and diverse society they are a part of. They will have developed the skills and confidence to make sound decisions when facing risks, taking challenges and know how and when to ask for help in both an education setting and the wider world.

PSHE scheme of work



We have been learning about different emotions with Mrs Blake, our Child and Family Wellbeing Leader


The NSPCC came to visit to teach us about keeping safe and making sure we speak out and get help when we need it.


We have all been on the Life Education Bus. We have been learning how to keep our body and mind healthy and make good decisions for our mental and physical health.


What makes a good friend?