Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Part of the school curriculum is devoted to promoting personal well-being, this is taught through a programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PHSE) education, the aim of this is to give children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive lives, both now and into the future.
The Department for Education has announced changes to Relationships and Sex education following a nationwide consultation. These changes came into effect this year and all schools are required to comply with the updated information. The statutory guidance can be found at;
The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers topics relating to physical and mental health, well-being and safeguarding. The children’s learning will cover social and physical aspects of growing up, how to stay safe in relationships and how to be responsible and aware of their own well-being. Consequently, from this year Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory and part of the National Curriculum.
An overview of the content of our ‘relationships’ education can be viewed here for each year group:
Please see the information below