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Lydeard St Lawrence Community Primary School



To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, children need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. PSHE is a vehicle by which the pupils of Lydeard St Lawrence can build character. PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education plays a vital role in the education of all children. It enables them to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attributes required to manage their lives both now and in the future; thus preparing them to become active citizens in modern Britain. 

PHE Resources : Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning (ghll.org.uk)




The Department of Education announced changes to the relationships and health education following a nationwide consultation. These changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the update requirements. 

This means that we have been reviewing our RHE (Relationships and Health Education) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RHE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • age
  • physical and emotional maturity
  • religious and cultural backgrounds
  • special educational needs and disabilities

Lydeard St Lawrence RSHE pledge

Protective – keeping children and young people safe in today’s digital era

Developmentally appropriate -  and responsive to the questions children ask, and to current and emerging issues

Empowering – celebrating healthy relationships, not just addressing risk and harm

Inclusive – relevant to all students and reflective of the whole community

Evidence-based – informed by research and by children and young people’s experiences

Effective – focusing on life skills and open discussion as well as factual knowledge

Taught by trained teachers and supported by specialists

Engaged with parents and carers to ensure RSE meets the needs of families

Relationships Education

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, we will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • families and people who care for me
  • caring friendships
  • respectful relationships
  • online relationships
  • being safe

You can find further detail by searching relationships and health education  on GOV.UK

Health Education

Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • mental wellbeing
  • internet safety and harms
  • physical health and fitness
  • healthy eating
  • facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • health and prevention
  • basic first aid
  • changing adolescent body

We recognise that parents and carers are crucial to the success of our RSHE programme, including giving you the opportunity to comment on policy and practice. With this in mind we will be sending out  a short survey to allow for your input into this very important area. Please read the following attached documents as part of our parent consultation process.