Relationships, Health and Sex Education


RHSE (relationships, health and sex education) and is a crucial aspect of the curriculum at Stoneydown and is delivered through PSHE lessons. Relationships and Health education starts in Year 1 and provides children with the skills to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. There is a particular focus on respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy both physically and emotionally and understand the changes that they will go through as they grow up.


The Department for Education has now made Relationships and Health education compulsory in Years 1 - 6 but this will only happen after we hold consultations with parents and ensure we do everything we can to include parents in this process. Sex Education will only be in Year 6 and continue to be non compulsory but we would encourage parents to let their children be taught about conception in a safe environment by teachers they trust.


We will be having virtual meetings to explain all of this to parents as well as sharing the resources that we’ll be using.  There is more information in the slide show below and all of the relevant documents for you to read prior to your child’s virtual meeting. There will be some time for you to get in touch with questions and concerns prior to the meeting.


If you have any questions or concerns please do send them in to us before the meeting dates.  The email address to contact us on is:

Please ensure you read all of the information first as many questions may be answered already.




Links to useful documents

RHSE slides for parents 

RSE guidance for parents 

PSHE curriculum

Stoneydown's  RHSE policy

Parent FAQs from the DfE

Parent RHSE overview (including resources links) 

Parent Consultation Record