Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

The Department of Education announced changes to the relationships and health education following a nationwide consultation. These changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the update requirements. Due to Covid 19 schools have been able to delay the start of this until the summer term 2021.

This means that we have been reviewing our RHE (Relationships and Health Education) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RHE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • age
  • physical and emotional maturity
  • religious and cultural backgrounds
  • special educational needs and disabilities

As a school we have decided to adopt the RHE curriculum from Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) team (part of the local authority). The whole teaching staff have been able to attend high quality training from the GHLL team and have had time to study the lessons and familiarise themselves with the resources to support our children in delivering these sessions.

Relationships Education

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, we will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • families and people who care for me
  • caring friendships
  • respectful relationships
  • online relationships
  • being safe

You can find further detail by searching relationships and health education  on GOV.UK

Health Education

Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • mental wellbeing
  • internet safety and harms
  • physical health and fitness
  • healthy eating
  • facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • health and prevention
  • basic first aid
  • changing adolescent body

We recognise that parents and carers are crucial to the success of our RHE programme, including giving you the opportunity to comment on policy and practice. With this in mind we will be sending out  a short survey to allow for your input into this very important area. Please read the following attached documents as part of our parent consultation process. 

Parent Consultation

RHE Parent Presentation Video

DFE Parent Guide.pdf

RHE Consultation.pdf

Frequently asked Questions.pdf

Whole School Overview.pdf

RHE Policy.pdf

Planning - below are all the lessons from reception to year 6

Whole School Relationships and Sex Education Planning.pdf


Reception lesson 1

Reception lesson 2

Reception lesson 3

Reception lesson 4

Year 1 lesson 1 Starter Activity

Year 1 lesson 2 Starter Activity

Year 1 lesson 3

Year 1 lesson 4 Activity1a

Year 1 lesson 4 Activity1b

Year 2 lesson 1

Year 2 lesson 2

Year 2 lesson 3

Year 2 lesson 4

Year 3 lesson 1

Year 3 lesson 2

Year 3 lesson 3

Year 3 lesson 4

Year 4 lesson1/2

Year 4 lesson 5/6

Year 5 lesson 1

Year 5 lesson 2

Year 5 lesson 3

Year 5 lesson 4

Year 6 lesson 1

Year 6 lesson 2

Year 6 lesson 3

Year 6 lesson 4

Year 6 lesson 5


RSHE Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement.pdf