Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Curriculum Statement

At Thatto Heath CPS respectful relationships are fundamental to our ethos and our success in being an inclusive, happy, caring and safe school.  Our Relationships and Sex Education supports our wider work in fostering pupil well-being and developing resilience and character.

We recognise that our pupils need to be provided with an education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

We aim to provide our pupils with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their relationships, including the ability to recognise healthy and respectful relationships.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves and our families.  It also creates an opportunity to enable pupils to be taught about positive emotional and mental wellbeing.

RSE is part of our PSHE curriculum and many aspects of it are covered through the Heart Smart scheme.  Some elements are a statutory part of the Science curriculum such as puberty and life cycles including reproduction.

At Thatto Heath CPS we teach some aspects of Sex Education that are beyond the statutory requirements using the Christopher Winter Project resources. This is done in a respectful and age appropriate way.

RSE Consultation Documents

Draft RSE Policy for Consultation
RSE Primary Curriculum Overview SAMPLE
RSE Parent Consultation Letter

Our RSE Curriculum also works in conjunction with the following policies:

  • PSHE
  • Safeguarding
  • SEND and Inclusion
  • Behaviour
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Equality
  • E-Safety

Through our teaching of RSE we hope that our pupils will:

  • Be taught the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • Develop confidence in talking about feelings and relationships
  • Develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Have the confidence and self-esteem to value themselves and others
  • Be prepared for puberty, and have an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Create a positive culture around issues of relationships and sexuality
  • Understand about the diverse range of different relationships, and families, and their importance for the care and support of children
  • Behave responsibly within relationships
  • Be able to recognise unsafe situations and be able to protect themselves and ask for help and support
  • Understand the role of the media in forming attitudes
  • Understand that offence can be caused by the use of sexual terms as an insult


Should you wish to discuss any aspects of the SRE Curriculum please contact Mrs Ireland, Mrs McCallion via the school office

Further Information

DfE RSE and Health Education
RSE Primary School Guide for Parents

RSE and health education:

Thatto Heath Community Primary School

Hobart Street
Thatto Heath
St. Helens
Headteacher: Mrs. Catherine Ireland
Main Contact: Mrs. Lisa Coates
SENDCO: Mrs. Louise McCallion
T: 01744 678710

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