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Ravenshead C of E Primary School

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Relationships and Health Education (RHE)

From April 2021, Relationships Education was made compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Relationships and Sex Education (RHE) compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education.  Health Education was also made compulsory in all schools (except independent schools).   


As a school we wholeheartedly support the philosophy of RSHE and believe it is best taught as part of PSHE and citizenship education.  The programme seeks to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils as well as preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life in a digital age. 


Relationships and health education is compulsory in all primary and secondary schools, sex education is currently not compulsory in primary school, however the DfE continues to recommend that all primary schools should have a sex education programme that is tailored to the age and maturity of the pupils. 


As part of the Education Act 2002/Academies Act 2010 all schools must provide a balanced and broad-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, whilst also preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. 


It is important that when we teach RHE to the children, it is done so in a sensitive and caring way, being mindful that families can come in a range of different make-ups. As a Church of England school specifically, we believe that we are created in the image of God and that all people are special, loved and should be treated with fairness, kindness and no judgement. 


In the Church of England's document on the new RHE curriculum, it states that: Everyone will be treated with dignity as all people are made in the image of God and loved equally by God. 


You will find a question form below which you can pose queries to or you can look at some of the documents we use in school. Our main resource for the teaching of RHE is the Dimensions Curriculum. Through using the Dimensions curriculum, we are confident that we are teaching all the necessary units and in a way that is thoughtful, open and gives the children opportunity to ask questions and dig deeper into this key area. 


Please have a look below at some of the resources used.  

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about our RSHE curriculum, the resources we use or the content of these lessons, please do ask by completing the form below.

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents/carers

Please click below to view the current RHE Policy (please scroll down to the Curriculum section).