Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is compromised of three main strands:

  1. Health & Wellbeing - physical wellbeing, mental health, ourselves, growing and changing, keeping safe

  2. Living in the Wider World - responsibilities, communities, media and digital resilience, economic wellbeing, aspirations, careers

  3. Relationships - families and close positive relationships, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships, being safe

Why is RSHE important?

The aim of the Relationship, Sex and Health Education is to educate our children so that they make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives. It is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development, so that they learn to respect both themselves and others as they move through life from childhood through to adolescence and finally adulthood. It is not delivered in isolation, rather it makes up part of both the Science and PSHEE curriculum. Effective RSHE does not encourage early sexual experimentation, rather it encourages children to gain confidence and self-esteem and understand the reasons for delaying sexual activity.

The children are given opportunities to work in gender specific groups during this time, as this enables the children to ask questions which they may feel embarrassed to ask in front of a large group. The children are also supplied with a sealed question box, so they can put anonymous questions in there. The teacher will endeavour to answer all those questions which are reasonable and appropriate.

The Relationship Sex and Education is adapted each year, depending on the needs of the children.

How is RSHE be taught at South Lee School?

We teach RSHE, which is embedded within our PSHEE and Science curriculum, using a comprehensive scheme of work from The PSHE Association.

Useful documents that relate to RSHE at South Lee:

RSHE Policy

RSHE Policy Document

RSHE Consultation

We held a parent consultation in the Michaelmas term by sending out our policy and receiving feedback. From this feedback, we adapted the curriculum accordingly.


Handbook 2021