Ashfield Valley Primary School

Relationship and Health Education

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Relationships and Health Education at Ashfield Valley


The Value of RHE within our Curriculum


At Ashfield Valley Primary School, we enable the development of the whole child in a caring and positive environment. We want individuals in school to feel valued and respected, to feel that their voices are heard and that their differences are celebrated. We want to promote tolerance, empathy and understanding. Every child matters at Ashfield Valley Primary School.

 In our school, effective health and relationship education is seen to be essential if young people are to make responsible and well- informed decisions about their lives. It will be part of lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It will be about the understanding of the importance of stable relationships for family life, respect, love and care.

Our teaching of RHE will help learners:

  • To know what is meant by respect, that they should be respected by others and ways in which they can show respect back.
  • To know how to form effective friendships and recognize the qualities of a good friend.
  • To recognize the importance of loving relationships and family life.
  • To recognize similarities and differences between themselves and their peers and to understand that they are all equal.
  • To help pupils understand what stereotyping and prejudice are and challenge assumptions based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age or any other characteristic.
  • To understand that there are different types of families.
  • To recognize changes from young to old.
  • To understand how to look after their bodies and keep clean.
  • To understand that we also need to look after our mental health and to be given strategies to help with this.
  • To prepare pupils for the physical and emotional changes that happen at puberty.
  • To understand what consent is and that it is not ok to do something without consent.
  • To understand that they do not always have to carry out an instruction that someone has asked them to and they can say no and seek help if they are not comfortable with the situation.
  • To recognize how to stay safe online and what to do when they are concerned.
  • To recognize that not everything on the internet is the truth.
  • To recognize people they can talk to and agencies they can access for support.


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