John Stainer

Relationship, Sex and Health  Education (RSHE)

The Health Education and Relationships Education aspects of PSHE education is  compulsory in all primary schools as of September 2020. It is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe.  

The delivery of Relationships and Sex Education is nothing new to John Stainer School and it is a subject that we strive to continuously develop further. We teach a broad curriculum within PSHCE that references many areas such as drugs, relationships, tolerance and online safety. This continues in the new guidance, along with many new areas of learning.

Our aim is for our pupils to grow up healthy, happy and safe. Relationships and Sex Education is designed to equip your child with knowledge and enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.

We use the Christopher Winter Project to deliver content which is completely age appropriate and sensitive to the needs of all pupils. Click here to read our RSE Policy and view the curriculum content.

We believe that pupils should be given the opportunity to access a curriculum which prepares them for the changes that adolescence brings. We are choosing to provide our pupils with a sensitive, age appropriate curriculum which includes the components of Sex Education. 

All RSE lessons are compulsory apart from lesson 3 in Year 6 which covers conception and pregnancy. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw children from the lesson. A letter informing parents of the right to withdraw will be sent out prior to this lesson taking place.

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, your child will have been taught content on:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe