Florence Melly Community Primary School
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Our Updated Approach to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

Our Approach to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

As a maintained primary school, we must provide relationships education to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.

At Florence Melly Community Primary School, we welcome and embrace this legislation, as we always place a high priority on delivering these essential messages through our vibrant ‘Cultural Capital and Safety’ Curriculum. The inclusion of Relationships, Sex and Health Education represents a huge opportunity to help our children and young people develop. The knowledge and attributes gained by exploring the key themes and topics will help to keep them safe and support their own, and others’, health and wellbeing and help our pupils to become successful and happy adults who make a meaningful contribution to society.

Our policy has been written in accordance with the statutory guidance document: Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (DfE, 2021). 

The Department for Education guidance states that all maintained primary schools must teach Relationships and Health Education. The teaching of Sex Education in primary schools remains non-statutory, with the exception of the elements of sex education contained in the science national curriculum: including knowledge of the main external body parts; the changes as humans develop to old age and reproduction in some plants and animals. Within the statutory guidance document for RSE and Health Education, the DfE encourages schools to deliver age-appropriate sex education if they feel their pupils need this information.

At Florence Melly Community Primary School, we, in consultation with parents/carers, have decided to teach the non-statutory Sex Education element to pupils in Year 6 only. We feel that this is important for our pupils and this decision has been supported by parents/carers.

RSHE Whole-School Curriculum Overviews

Please use the links below to access our whole-school RSHE overviews. These provide an overview of the topics our children will explore. 


Whole-School RSHE Curriculum Overview 

RSHE Whole-School Programme Progression 

RSHE Year Group Curriculum Overviews

Please use the links below to access our Year Group specific RSHE overviews. These contain important information including; what will be taught in each topic, in each year group and the key vocabulary the children will explore. 

RSHE Year 1 Overview

RSHE Year 2 Overview

RSHE Year 3 Overview

RSHE Year 4 Overview

RSHE Year 5 Overview

RSHE Year 6 Overview