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Why teach Relationship Sex and Health Education?

We are committed to supporting all children to grow up happy, healthy and safe, and to provide them with the knowledge they need to manage the opportunities and challenges of modern Britain. That is why all primary age children will be taught Relationships Education and Health Education.  Following the guidelines from the Government, we are required to teach Relationships and Sex Health Education (RSHE) as part of our PSHE curriculum. 

Statutory Guidance for Relationship Sex and Health Education

Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Health Education (RSHE), published by the Department for Education (DfE) in June 2019, outlines what schools need to cover from September 2020. Click here.

Communication to schools from the DfE, regarding the implementation of Relationships Sex and Health Education in September 2020

Due to the impact of coronavirus, please see the attached, which has given school some flexibility in the preparations, in fully implementing RSHE in 2020-2021. Click here.

Proposed school action plan for implementing RSHE

RSHE School Action Plan Document –Click here

Other useful information for families

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex education (RSE) and Health education: FAQsClick here. 

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents. Click here.

Year 6 pupils 2019-2020

In light of the pandemic and to ensure our current Year 6 children do not miss out on the opportunity of learning about RSHE for this academic year, we have provided a PPT called Managing changes during puberty, which focusses on:

  • Describing the physical and emotional changes during puberty and how to manage these.
  • Identifying myths and facts about puberty.
  • Demonstrating how to begin conversations or ask questions about puberty with people who can help us.

There is also an additional support guide to aid you in your conversation with your child. We encourage you to continue to have these discussions with your children to support their understanding and wellbeing. Your children will revisit RSHE in Year 7.

Year 6 Growing and Changing - Resource for Families Click here

A support guide for Parents for RSHE Click here

Letter to Families 

13th March 2020