RSE GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS

Relationships and Sex Education

We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from September 2020, all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education. 


These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their well being, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child. 


Your child’s school will have flexibility to deliver the content in a way that is age and developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious background of its pupils

Relationships Education

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, your child’s school will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect. 

By the end of Primary School, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • families

  • caring relationships

  • respectful relationships

  • online relationships

  • being safe

You can find further details by searching 'relationships and health education' on GOV.UK