New Oscott Primary School

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R.S.H.E. (Relationships, Sex and Health Education)

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education.
(RSHE) are now compulsory parts of Personal Social Health Education.  It is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. Through RSHE children learn about relationships, diversity, respect, healthy lifestyles, safety, the body and how it changes, reproduction and birth in a sensitive and age-appropriate way.

The Department for Education produced guidance for all schools in 2020 to ensure that every child is guaranteed a PSHE education that covers mental health and wellbeing, physical health (including healthy lifestyles and first aid) and learning about safe, healthy relationships, including understanding consent and negotiating life online.  In their Guidance for Parents on Understanding RSHE in Primary Schools, the DfE writes:

“We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from September 2020, all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education. These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child. Your child’s school will have flexibility to deliver the content in a way that is age and developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious background of its pupils”. (DfE, 2020)

At New Oscott Primary School we deliver our RSHE curriculum through our PSHE curriculum, ensuring all learning is age appropriate and relevant to the children in our school. 

Our RSHE curriculum is underpinned by our RSHE policy, please click on the link below:

New Oscott Primary School RSHE policy