Relationships and Sex Education

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE):

Department for Education statutory guidance states that from September 2020, all primary schools must deliver relationships and health education whereby parents cannot withdraw their child from this (until this time parents have the consent to withdraw their child from sex education). The guidance also states that, ‘children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.’

Some aspects of RSE are taught in science, and others are taught as part of personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE). RSE gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitive relationships and staying safe both on and offline.

As part of RSE, children will be taught about the nature and importance of marriage for family life and bringing up children. They also need to understand that there are strong and mutually supportive relationships outside of marriage. We aim to provide accurate information and to help to develop skills to enable them to understand differences and respect themselves and others. We hope to prevent and remove prejudice. RSE should contribute to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural , mental and physical development of pupils at school and within society.

Teaching in the Early Years and Foundation Stage will differ and will be child led to reflect the interests of the children and the needs of the school. Children will take part in circle time and discuss topics and themes that at their level. Teachers will use Picture News and stories to assist in teaching the above.

Early Year and Foundation Stage:


  • Show an understanding of their own feelings and those of others, and regulate their behaviour accordingly;
  • Have a positive sense of self and show resilience and perseverance in the face of challenge;
  • Pay attention to their teacher and follow multi-step instructions

Managing Self

  • Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing and going to the toilet;
  • Understand the importance of healthy food choices;
  • Explain the reasons for rules and know right from wrong.

Building Relationships

  • Work and play cooperatively and take turns with others;
  • Form positive attachments and friendships;
  • Show sensitivities to others’ needs.

British Value Policy
SMSC Policy 
Parents Consultation Letter 
Parents Consultation Power Point
DfE Statutory Guidance 


The intended impact of our curriculum is that children build knowledge, make connection between this knowledge and use it to explore and create.

  • Children will know more and remember more about PSHE/RSE with having dedicated time to learn.
  • Children will be able to demonstrate a health outlook on life, health, school, family and friends, which will help with behaviour, care and respect.
  • Children will understand the physical aspects involved in RSE at an age appropriate level in line with the new statutory guidelines.
  • Children will have respect for themselves and others.
  • Children will have positive body and mind image.

Children’s voice
Slide show of most recent photos – RSHE 

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