To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Our pupils can put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support our pupils to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. This can also help schools to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils both at school and in society.
Relationships and Health Education (RHE) is a fundamental part of our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum for pupils in our school. It is embedded in our PSHE curriculum and our aim is to equip children with the skills and understanding to become healthy, secure, independent and responsible members of society.
Through all aspects of the RHE curriculum we promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, whilst considering the mental and physical development of pupils at school.
We prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life and encourage them to use developing social skills and knowledge to identify risk to make safe decisions for them.
RHE has an integral part to play in building pupils’ mental wellbeing and their understanding of themselves as part of a family, community and wider society. As our pupils grow, they will understand their rights as global citizens and the responsibility that this brings.
From September 2020 it is a legal requirement to teach Relationships and Health Education at primary school and parents do not have a legal right to withdraw their child(ren) from teaching on these subjects.
Due to the pandemic, we were unable to complete our parental consultations which began in October 2019. Our RHE consultations will continue in the Autumn term 2021 and details of these will be shared via the Friday Updates.
Click here for the The consultation web-page
Puberty and Reproduction
The planning and resources for our Year 5 unit of puberty and the Year 6 unit on human reproduction has been updated (July 2021) to take account of some of the new requirements and to ensure it is suitable for our children and community.
The units and resources are always shared with parents before the units take place. This is usually through a meeting in school or online.
For 2021 we have meetings took place in June 2021 for Year 5 and Year 6 Parents – see letters below.
The units and resources will be published on this page following the meeting.
Following the meeting resources will be accessible via a secure parents area – please click here. Please note you will need the password to view these pages as they contain the teaching materials. We will share the password at the meeting / on request after the meeting.