In September 2020, the new statutory requirements for relationships and health education came into force for all schools in England. Following a period of development and consultation, The new curriculum has now been taught since January 2021.

Thank you to all parents who responded during the consultation period in the Summer term of 2020. As a school, we recognise the importance of partnership with our parents and value the contributions that have been made. Many parents were positive about the proposed curriculum and questions and concerns were addressed before the final version was agreed.

As a result of this consultation, and in line with other local schools, it was agreed that non-statutory sex education would not be taught and has been removed from our Year 6 curriculum. Approved vocabulary used on lessons has been adapted to reflect the age, maturity and cultural considerations of our pupils.

As non-statutory sex education has been removed from the curriculum, there is no longer a right to withdraw from PSHE lessons at Ashton West End.

It is our intention that the PSHE, RS&HE curriculum at Ashton West End Academy will enable children to develop the skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the society in which they live and to remain safe and healthy. The policy and SOW will be reviewed regularly to ensure that this remains the case.

As we are still in our first year of using the new scheme of work, there may be slight time table variations to the topics. I will endeavour to update the relevant documents as changes occur. If you have any questions, you can use the dedicated PSHE email:

Mrs L. Green

PSHE Subject Lead


PSHE and RS&HE Policy 2020


Scheme of Work