Aspin Park Academy

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Wetherby Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8LQ

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Aspin Park Academy

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Our PSHE and RSE flow chart outlines key aspects of PSHE and RSE teaching and learning in KS1 and KS2 at Aspin Park Academy.

Our PSHE and RSE progression document.

Jigsaw, the mindful approach, brings together PSHE, emotional literacy, social and employability skills and Relationships, Sex and Health Education in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Teaching strategies are varied and are mindful of preferred learning styles and the need for differentiation.

Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other in an ever changing world.

At Aspin we provide children with relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.

We thread through the curriculum all aspects of social and emotional well-being and there is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health.

Through the experiences and opportunities we plan the children engage and advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.


PHSE (Personal Health and Social Education) 

We would like children to be aware and confident in expressing their thoughts and feelings, with no fear of judgement. We want our children to develop the skills to express views, as well as being able to discuss these with others and challenge ideas. 

However, we also want them to be appreciative of how others are feeling and to have an awareness that others will react differently. We also want to develop the children’s understanding of the diverse nature of our society. 

We want children to be resilient and aware of how they feel so that they can press the pause button and use strategies to rationalise and reduce anxiety and stress. This has been a prime focus for us as a school during and since the Covid lockdown. 

RSE (Relationships & Sex Education) 

In RSE, we want children to learn about not only the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, but also relationships, sex and sexuality. It supports pupils to form positive beliefs, values and attitudes. It also gives pupils essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful, loving and non- exploitative friendships and relationships, staying safe both on and offline.  


We use Jigsaw to deliver our PSHE/ RSE lessons throughout the school.   It is a nationally acclaimed scheme that ensures a thorough and age appropriate approach to all aspects of PSHE, including sex and   relationships across Key Stage 2 (Years 3 -6).   

There is a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. Different themes are covered every half term: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. 


Relationship Education 

  • Families and people who care for me 
  • Caring friendships 
  • Respectful relationships 
  • Online relationships 
  • Being safe 


 Health Education 

  • Mental wellbeing 
  • Internet safety 
  • Physical health and fitness 
  • Drugs, alcohol, tobacco 
  • Our changing bodies: Puberty 
  • Being safe 


British Values 

  • Democracy 
  • The rule of law 
  • Toleration 
  • Diversity and inclusion 

We use regular discussion-time assemblies to help develop children’s skills at expressing views on given questions and discussing these themes with othersThese are often led by ‘Philosophy-for-Children’ (P4C) questions and current-affairs themed lessons. 


Below is information created by Jigsaw so that you can have a good insight into the programme. 

Information for parents and carers 

Knowledge Organisers 2021- 2022 


 Further Information

Elevate RSE and PSHE Policy

Parent Guide 

Parent Guide - What do we teach?