Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)


Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

As a part of your child’s educational experience at John Perry Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people 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, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.

Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

Consequently, since September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, has become statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities


The right to request withdrawal from the Sex Education component of PSHE  is explained in the FAQs document as well as in the RSE policy (see below).

Thank you to all the parents/carers who took the time to respond to our RSE parent/carer consultation. We appreciate all of your comments.  Please click here to have a look at the analysis of the consultation and our school response to your comments.

To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.

Please find below: