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Relationship, Health & Sex Education

Relationship, Health & Sex Education 


Following the introduction of the new government guidance related to Health, Relationships and Sex Education, we, at St Mary's carried out and held a consultation process with our school community. This has now concluded. You can find our curriculum towards the end of this page. 


At St Mary’s Bryanston Square CE Primary we strongly believe that each and every child has an entitlement to a full and rounded education, which includes educating them with regards to their personal well-being and development through a comprehensive age appropriate programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education. Through teaching this programme we will provide all of our children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.

From September 2020, the Department for Education made changes to relationships and sex education guidance following nationwide consultation and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:


This guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, well-being, 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.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory from September 2020 and forms part of the National Curriculum.


In conjunction with the Healthy School Partnership in Westminster and the LDBS guidance we have reviewed our PSHE & RSE curriculum and policy 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


To help you understand the curriculum in more detail, please look at the information below which provides more detail.


  • FAQ sheet
  • Our Policy for Relationships, Sex and Health Education
  • DfE parental leaflet
  • Programme of Teaching for Years 1 - 6





School Response to Consultation responses: 


Following the RSE consultation the Senior Leadership Team and governing committee have now met and the following recommendations were made: 

  • School will produce additional guidance for parents on how to speak to their child about relationships and sex issues (requests particularly relate to age appropriate conversations). This will be both in paper format and in the form of parent workshops. 
  • Year group specific communication will be sent prior to delivery of curriculum content. This will include a list of vocabulary that will be taught and questions that may be raised. We hope that this will enable parents to support learning and conversations that might occur at home, following any teaching.


You can read the full letter here:

and access the curriculum plan here: