Relationships and Sex Education

As a part of your child’s educational experience at Whimple Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, under-standing, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:

The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy with staff so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities
Find below:
  • the curriculum expectations/coverage for science, relationships education and health education
  • our P.S.H.E. curriculum based on our Jigsaw programme (although not exclusively)
  • A weekly overview of the proposals for the Changing Me Unit
  • our draft policy for P.S.H.E. including R.S.E
These documents provide the key information needed to inform you of what is being covered and how at Whimple Primary School. This will enable you to answer the survey questions.
As part of this process, we now need to consult with parents and governors. After reading the information provided please answer the questions on our survey found at: 
Survey questions are as follows: (either multiple choice or comment boxes)
  1. I am aware of the topics that will be covered by RSE/PSHE sessions at Whimple Primary School.
  2. Thinking about relationships and sex education, what do you believe is the most important subject area that should be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?
  3. Thinking about relationships and sex education, is there an area that you think should not be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?
  4. RSE/PSHE topics taught in school can make a real difference to young people's lives.
  5. Would you like support at home on how to speak to your child about relationship and sex issues?
  6. I understand and agree with the content of the RSE policy.
  7. As a parent, do you feel like you need more information or guidance on specific topics? How would you like this information be best communicated?