Healthy Mind, Healthy Body (PSHE / RSE)
"Research shows that children who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE at Aston Clinton helps children achieve their potential by supporting their well-being and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy relationships." - Adapted from PSHE Association
The Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (June 2019) sets out what schools must cover from September 2020 (within a broader PSHE education). Our curriculum integrates, but is not limited to, the statutory content. It also covers economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk.
At Aston Clinton School, we believe:
- In adapting our curriculum according to our children’s specific development, readiness and needs.
- In ensuring extensive overlap between the three core areas, for example, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) falls within both ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Relationships’.
- In using a spiral curriculum to develop knowledge, skills and attributes, where prior learning is revisited, reinforced and extended year on year. We therefore ensure that all information is up to date, accurate and unbiased.
At Aston Clinton School, we use the Jigsaw approach. Jigsaw is a scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them to really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw provides detailed, comprehensive and progressive lesson plans and ideas.