Relationships, Health and Sex  Education

As a part of your child’s educational at Ducklington CE Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme  that gives children and young people the knowledge, under-standing, 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 from summer 2021.

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 Relationships Education along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

We are reviewing 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

As part of this process, the school is consulting with parents, staff and governors to help inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered. We propose to use the Jigsaw Scheme of work to help us deliver this effectively.


DfE guidance can be found here

DfE RHSE parent guidance leaflet

Draft Policy for RSHE



Relationships Education is the programme of work that forms part of the basic curriculum. It covers all types of relationships including online, peer to peer, family and carer relationships. It also covers respect for others and staying safe.

Sex Education -other aspects not already covered by the science, Relationships and Health curriculum. To be decided following consultation.

Health Education is a programme of teaching about puberty, physical health and fitness, healthy eating, mental wellbeing, drugs, alcohol and tobacco.


Further information can be found in links below:


(Overview of Jigsaw Scheme ) Curriculum Outline

Jigsaw guidance for parents

Relationships and Sex Education FAQs