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Relationships, Sex and Health Education

RSHE stands for Relationships, Sex and Health Education. 

From the Summer team, all primary schools will have to teach RSHE. 


In his introduction to the new curriculum policy, the Secretary of State outlined,   

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, 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.


Together, along with the Science curriculum, the RSHE curriculum aims to protect children by ensuring they have knowledge of their bodies, the human life-cycle, emotions, acceptable behaviour and right and wrong.


After a consultation with parents and carers in the spring term, we hope that from September 2020, we will be delivering the new RSHE curriculum within the wider PSHE curriculum.


Our RSHE curriculum in Years 1-6 will come under six topics:

  • Healthy and happy friendships
  • Similarities and differences
  • Caring and responsibility
  • Families and committed relationships
  • Healthy bodies, healthy minds
  • Coping with change


To find out more about our new RSHE curriculum, you can visit the Discovery Education website here:


You can also read about the Government’s statutory guidance here:


We will consult with our parents before this is rolled out so that we can address any concerns about the new curriculum.

Since returning to school in September 2020, PSHE lessons have focused on the Recovery Curriculum. It is a curriculum develop by Barry Carpenter, a professor of Mental Health in Education at Oxford Brookes University. The curriculum aims to help our children during these strange times of lockdown to deal with five losses:

  • Loss of Routine
  • Loss of Structure
  • Loss of Friendship
  • Loss of Opportunity
  • Loss of Freedom


Have a look below at some of the wonderful work the children have managed to do while school was still open in the Autumn term.