Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

 

At St Alfege with St Peter's RSHE forms a key part of our wider PSHE curriculum. Through Relationships and Health Education, we equip children with the skills and knowledge to recognise and form positive and healthy relationships, and to keep themselves safe both on and offline.

Our RSHE programme also provides children with strategies to maintain good physical and mental wellbeing, including an understanding of the importance of healthy eating and physical exercise, as well as knowledge of basic first aid. Part of Health Education also includes preparing children for the changes that adolescence brings, such as puberty and the menstrual cycle.

In the Summer Term of Year 6, we teach some aspects of Sex Education. This provides children with an age-appropriate understanding of human reproduction and conception.

We use the Jigsaw scheme of work for RSHE teaching, but some modifications are made to the scheme and some resources are sourced from elsewhere. This is to better meet the needs of our pupils and community.

 

Below are some key documents to support your understanding of RSHE

RSHE Policy

Understanding relationships and health education - A Guide for Parents

DfE Heath and Relationships Education Guidance

Parent FAQs

 

Guides for Parents 

Periods information booklet

Puberty Information booklet

Top tips for talking to your child

NSPCC Pants Guide for Parents

NSPCC Guide to Keeping Children Safe Online