From September 2020, the Government has decided that all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education (RHE).

Relationships and Health Education is designed to equip children with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.

The vast majority of the topics and themes which the Government is now asking all schools to deliver has been taught through our current  PSHE education programme – this is an important part of our approach to developing the whole child at St Mary’s.

Please view our RHE and PSHE Policies to find out about our approach to this area of our curriculum at St Mary’s.  The other documents within this page are designed to give you further information and context about our wider approach to PSHE and RHE. These include:

  • Changes to the PSHE and Relationships and Health Education curriculum

This document shows a brief outline of the changes St Mary’s are making in terms of Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE) education and Relationships and Health Education (RHE) from September 2020.

  • Relationships and Health Education Key Objectives

This document includes a summary of what the Department for Education expects pupils to cover by the end of primary school for Relationships and Health Education.  These outcomes will all be covered within our PSHE education programme.

  • PSHE Long Term Plan

This shows all the units that will be covered from Years 1 to 6, each half term, during our children’s time at St Mary’s.

  • Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents

This is the official document from the Department for Education, made for parents, outlining the changes the Relationships and Health Education from September 2020.