Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)


RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)


At Oldswinford CE Primary, children are taught PSHE regularly covering a broad and balanced curriculum.


RSE is taught within many subject areas in Oldswinford, as well as in discrete lessons when necessary. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE).

Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:

Families and people who care for me

Caring friendships

Respectful relationships

Online relationships

Being safe

Each class will have regularly timetabled PSHE lessons which teach RSE using the whole school scheme of work, alongside quality resources vetted by the PSHE Association and which could include SCARF, The Football Association and NSPCC. Some year groups may timetable the lessons at the same time each week. 

Our aims are:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them a basic understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Help pupils develop feelings of well-being, self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of building positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • meet the diversity of pupil needs, experiences and beliefs including those with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Recognise and respect the diverse nature of British society


  • To acquire knowledge and skills to enable them to put into practice to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

These subjects represent a huge opportunity to help our children and young people develop. 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.

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.