Aspin Park Academy

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Wetherby Road, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 8LQ

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Aspin Park Academy

Our Seeds to Success... TEAM, show care, respect, keep everyone safe, learn


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

Our PSHE and RHE progression document.

Jigsaw, the mindful approach, brings together PSHE, emotional literacy, social and employability skills and Relationships and Health Education in a comprehensive scheme of learning. 

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.



PHSE (Personal Health and Social Education) 

Our curriculum enables children to be aware of and confident in expressing their thoughts and feelings. We teach our children the skills to express views, as well as being able to discuss these with others and challenge ideas. We show children how to be appreciative of how others are feeling and to have an awareness that others may react differently. The curriculum promotes understanding of the diverse nature of our society. We teach our children to be resilient and to use strategies to manage anxiety and stress. 

RHE (Relationships & Health Education) 

In RHE, we want children to learn about about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up and about healthy relationships. Our Jigsaw curriculum supports pupils to form positive beliefs, values and attitudes. It also gives pupils essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and caring friendships and relationships, staying safe both on and offline.  

Relationship Education covers the following areas

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

 Health Education covers the following areas

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



We use Jigsaw to deliver our PSHE/ RHE lessons throughout the school.   It is a nationally acclaimed scheme that ensures a thorough and age appropriate approach to all aspects of PSHE, including Relationships and Health Education. 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. 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. 

 Jigsaw Curriculum Map

 Jigsaw Assessment Descriptors

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

Information for parents and carers 

 Sex Education

Sex education is not compulsory in Primary schools in England, however Aspin Park follows the DFE guidance on sex education (below) and the Elevate Relationships, Health and Sex Education Policy. Please follow this link to the policy find out more. Before children are taught Sex Education in Year 5 and Year 6, parents are consulted and the content and resources are shared. We use the Busy Bodies resources for Sex Education, which are widely used and respected. Parents have the option to withdraw their children from Sex Education but not Relationships and Health Education. 

Further Information

Jigsaw Parent Guide to Relationships & Sex Education

Elevate PSHE and Relationships, Health & Sex Education Policy

Parent Guide - What do we teach?

Jigsaw RSE Content Grid

Jigsaw LGBT Parent Leaflet 

DFE Guide to RSE Education