Tansley Primary School

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Relationships, Sex and Health Education

As a part of your child's education at Tansley Primary School, we aim to promote personal well-being and development through a taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge and understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live a  healthy, happy, safe and productive lives both now and in the future. 


The Department of Education following a nationwide consultation has made changes to relationships and sex education.  The guidance can be followed in the links below. 


The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe within the modern world.  It also covers a wide range of topics which relate 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. 


Therefore, Relationship and Sex education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form a part of the National Curriculum. 


In order to help you understand the requirements of the curriculum, please look at the information on this page which provides more detail.  Please find below:

  • a summary of what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary school
  • a power point presentation for parents, which gives an overview of RSE and the rational behind the curriculum changes, which unfortunately I cannot now share with you in person
  • FAQ sheet 
  • Our RSE Policy
  • DfE guidance that outlines the statutory requirements
  • an anonymous questionnaire (which has now closed for responses)

Visiting sites such as Family Lives is a good start point – there are lots of videos supporting various topics – you can access Parents TV through here as it splits it up into age ranges and topics for you.