St Peter's CE School
St Peter's CE School

Relationships and Health Education (RHE) & Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)



We aim for our children to be knowledge about the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, how to stay healthy both physically and mentally and how to navigate the online and real world. Our curriculum fulfils the duties of the new statutory guidance on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education.  We know the importance of enabling our pupils to be ready to meet the challenges in their lives and growing evidence suggests that the skills and attributes acquired through RHE education have a significant impact on pupils' academic achievement, employability and future life chances.

Our curriculum is:

  • ambitious for all pupils
  • adapted, designed and developed for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • broad and balanced for all pupils



At St Peter’s we follow the Kapow Primary scheme of work.  The curriculum is is divided up into six different areas:

  • Family and relationships
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Safety and the changing body
  • Citizenship
  • Economic Wellbeing
  • Identity (Y6 only)


RHE is taught weekly for approximately 30 minutes in dedicated lessons and subject specific lessons, e.g. science and computing.   Children are taught in mixed groupings unless single sex sessions are more appropriate.  Lessons are adapted to suit those with additional needs and at times delivered 1:1 or in small groups.  Content is delivered by the class teacher and other members of school staff.  

Extra-curricular opportunities are given to pupils to share and apply their learning, e.g. Participation in the Article 12 Council, Eco Council, Young Leaders award, class assemblies and school productions and school visits.

  • Puberty and menstruation are first taught in the Summer of Year 4 and repeated in Years 5 and 6.
  • Drugs, including medicines (EYFS, KS1), Alcohol, tobacco (KS2) are delivered in the Spring term.
  • Sex Education is taught in the summer term of Year 6, after a discussion of how it will be taught and resources shared with the parents of the pupils in Year 6.  There is a right to withdraw from these lessons.


We are always happy to discuss any questions you may have about the content of the curriculum and how we teach it.  The document below will gives lots of information and please do speak to the RHE leader, Hattie Friedman.


Parent Information



How is RHE assessed?

  • Pre and Post Unit Assessments
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice).
  • Observing lessons and monitoring of planning to assess children’s learning.
  • Monitoring of RHE Special books

Whole School Overview

Useful Websites for Children to use at home

Relationships and Health Education Policy

Relationships and Sex Education Policy

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St Peter's is 'Outstanding in all areas' Ofsted June 2023