Relationships, Sex and Health Education


At Acomb Primary School, we want our children to be confident, independent, resilient, healthy and tolerant with the capacity to make informed and responsible choices. Our PSHE curriculum promotes the welfare, safety and positive mental health of our children. PSHE is at the core of our school ethos underpinning our school values.

How PSHCE links with our school values

Achievement Making a difference to others through reaching goals and being a good citizen
Aspiration We aim to make a difference to the lives of ourselves and others and to be the best that we can
Communication Sharing and discussing ideas, feelings and beliefs
Community Young Leaders Community Action Project, visitors in school
Independence Taking responsibility for my own actions and knowing how they may affect others
Opportunity Taking opportunities to understand my own feelings and those of others and to take care of myself and others


  • We follow the National Curriculum and Early Years Development Matters.
  • At Acomb Primary School we follow the SCARF Framework which is split into 6 different units:

1) Me and My Relationship

2) Valuing Differences

3) Keeping Myself Safe

4) Rights and Responsibilities

5) Being My Best

6) Growing and Changing

  • We teach one unit each half term over a two-year cycle to ensure coverage and progression.
  • We promote RSHE through whole school days /weeks for example Black History, Anti-Bullying, Careers and Internet Safety
  • In Year 2 and 5 we complete the Young Leaders Award which helps to develop kindness, perseverance, team work, and community mindedness.
  • We have an Eco Council to promote a better environment in school, creative thinking, team-work, organisation and working as part of a democracy.
  • We invite visitors into school to support our RSHE teaching such as, health care professionals, parents with different careers and local councillors and our school cook.


  • Children will be able to speak, share their thoughts and approach school life with confidence.
  • Children will be able to take some responsibility for their own learning.
  • Children will learn from their mistakes and bounce back from problems.
  • Children will begin to make sensible choices about their health and wellbeing and know what to do if they need support.
  • Children will have an inclusive mindset that will allow them to respect themselves and others.