'Bringing out the best in everyone.' 'Encourage one another and build each other up' 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

Relationship and Sex Education

At Tilston Parochial Primary School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that:

  • gives pupils appropriate experiences to develop as confident, responsible citizens who think for themselves.
  • provides a rich ‘cultural capital’ that is tailored to our pupils.
  • provide a curriculum that leads to sustained mastery for all and a greater depth of understanding for those who are capable.

Equal Opportunities Statement 

The school is committed to the provision of RSE to all of its pupils. Our programme aims to respond to the diversity of children’s cultures, faiths and family backgrounds. Equal time and provision will be allocated for all groups but there may be occasions where children with Special Educational Needs are given extra support. Wherever possible, teaching of the curriculum will be in line with the protected characteristics defined in the Equality Act 2010.

Defining RSE.

‘Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development.’ (Sex and Relationships Education Guidance). It provides the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This sits alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. (Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education DFE document 2020). 

Aims and Objectives.

(Reference has been made to the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education DFE document 2020). The aim of the RSE curriculum is to equip children and young people with the information, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships, taking responsibility for their health and wellbeing. The knowledge and attributes gained will support their own, and others’, wellbeing and attainment and help young people to become successful and happy adults who make a meaningful contribution to society. At Tilston Parochial Primary School, we use a combination of PSHE Association and the Christopher Winter Project for the teaching and delivery of PSHE and RSE. Through this, we aim to provide children with the opportunity to learn the importance of:                   

Families and people who care for me.

  • Learning about the values of family life, marriage, stable and loving relationships.
  • Knowing that other families can look different to their own.
  • Learning to respect these differences.

Caring friendships

  • Mutual respect, trustworthiness, loyalty, kindness, generosity, trust, shared interest and experiences and creating a support mechanism.
  • Recognising who to trust and who not to trust.
  • Learning how to manage conflict.

Respectful relationships 

  • The importance of respect, even when differences are evident (for example, physically, in character, personality or backgrounds).
  • Developing self-respect and understanding the importance on how this links to their own happiness and wellbeing.
  • To know the different types of bullying and the impact this could have.
  • To recognise when relationships are not healthy and seek help and advice from others.
  • Learning to make choices based on understanding of differences and with the absence of prejudice.
  • Learn about appropriate boundaries in friendships with peers and others.

Online relationships

  • Understanding the same principles apply to online relationships as to face to face relationships including the importance of respect for others at all times.
  • Rules and principles for keeping safe online.
  • Develop critical thinking as part of decision making and how to report risks and harmful content and contact.
  • Being aware of how information and data is used and shared online.
  • To know the risks of excessive time spent on electronic devices.
  • To know why social media, computer and online games are age restricted.


  • Know that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical health.
  • Know that humans experience a range of emotions to different experiences and situations.
  • Know that it is common for people to experience mental ill health and problems can be resolved if the right support is made available.
  • Know the benefits of physical exercise on your mental wellbeing.
  • Know simple care techniques for both mental and physical health.

Physical health and fitness

  • Characteristics and benefits of an active lifestyle.
  • Know the importance of regular exercise.
  • Know and understand the risks associated with an inactive lifestyle and obesity.
  • Understand the importance of personal hygiene.

Healthy Eating

  • Understand what constitutes as a healthy diet.
  • Understand the principles for planning and preparing a range of healthy meals.
  • Understand the dangers of weight loss.
  • Understand the risks associated with unhealthy eating and other behaviours. This includes the impact of legal and illegal harmful substances, including smoking, drug and alcohol abuse.

Basic First Aid

  • How to make a clear and efficient call to emergency services if necessary.
  • Concepts of basic first aid.

Changing adolescent body

  • Learning and understanding the physical development at age appropriate stages (see science links below).
  • About menstrual wellbeing including key facts about the menstrual cycle

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