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St Mary's Walk, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9RR

0117 903 1447


Shirehampton Primary School

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RSE (Relationship and Sex Education)

Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance to us at Shirehampton Primary School. We also believe it is essential that children are provided with accurate age-appropriate information to assist them in making sensible choices and developing respect for themselves and others as they progress through the school. 

Relationships and Sex Education, RSE, is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Some aspects are taught through science and others are taught as part of Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE). 


Every week the whole school focus on one strand of the termly theme. It is introduced in the assembly on Monday morning and then certificates awarded to two children in every class on a Friday during our celebration assembly.

PSHE and RSE curriculum handbook

The PSHE and RSE curriculum handbook detailing the progression of how this subject is taught across our school, can be found here.


PSHE/RSE curriculum

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education were made compulsory aspects of PSHE education in all secondary schools from September 2020; Relationships Education and Health Education are compulsory in primary schools.

This is a section of the statutory guidance:

The focus in primary school should be on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.


Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health