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Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)

Dear Parents and Carers,


As part of your child’s educational experience here at Selling CE Primary, we aim to promote personal well-being and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.

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


The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also 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 the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them to take responsibility for their own wellbeing.

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


The teaching of RSE at Selling CE Primary School embodies the school’s distinctive Christian Vision. The children of the school are actively encouraged to demonstrate compassion and kindness to one another when listening and responding to the views of others. The Relationship Education we provide is an outworking of our Christian distinctiveness, with links made between the curriculum content and our school’s Christian Values. We aim to show this by:

  • providing opportunities for children to learn about securing, developing and sustaining healthy relationships;
  • preparing children for the opportunities, joys, challenges and responsibilities of being in a relationship with other people;
  • providing the understanding, vocabulary and strategies children need to keep themselves safe and to thrive within good relationships of all kinds;
  • giving children accurate information to equip them for life in the modern world and make sure they are not harmed or negatively influenced by unrealistic or dangerous materials and expectations.


Mr Richard Paez

RSE Lead