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PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

From the start of the Autumn Term 2021, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship, Health (and Sex Education) as a fundamental part of the curriculum.

As part of implementing the RSHE curriculum, we have consulted with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to school policy and the curriculum content.                                                                                                                 

Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy (RSHE) September 2021

The PSHE & RSHE policy in full at the bottom of the page. The curriculum document mentioned is attached below if you would like more details of the progression throughout school for PSHE.  


PSHE education is taught in discrete, weekly lessons through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepared for life and work. However, it is also taught through school assemblies and cross-curricular with subjects such as Computing and Science.

It aims to give pupils the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. It aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamwork and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the wider world which are taught termly.

At Lydgate we provide our pupils with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. The curriculum aims to be appropriate for all pupils and enable all pupils to access good quality PSHE teaching. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Our scheme of work is adapted from the PSHE Association. This was chosen because it blends the PSHE curriculum with the new Relationships and Health education guidance. The curriculum overview is below.

As First Aid has been included further across school, we do follow guidance from St Johns Ambulance.

As part of our social and emotional curriculum we have worked with the Thrive Approach for many years which supports individual needs and help our children become happy, healthy and confident individuals.

Here is a parent guide to embracing THRIVE

Find out more about THRIVE here...


As a restorative practice school, we encourage the children to apply their knowledge when solving disputes between peers.


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