RSHE - Relationships, Sex and Health Education
Relationships, Sex and Health Education at Unity Primary Academy
This page gives information regarding the statutory requirement of schools to provide Relationships, Sex and Health Education to all pupils from EYFS to Year 6 in an age appropriate way.
Our RSHE Curriculum is delivered through a published scheme, planned and developed by experts and is part of our wider PSHE Curriculum called Jigsaw.
Please find below some useful documents regarding RSHE:
Jigsaw information leaflet for Parents and Carers
Secretary of State Foreword
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
This is why we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools. The key decisions on these subjects have been informed by a thorough engagement process, including a public call for evidence that received over 23,000 responses from parents, young people, schools and experts and a public consultation where over 40,000 people contacted the Department for Education.
(Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Statutory guidance, DfE, 2020)