The Relationships Education, RSE, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools. Sex education is not compulsory in primary schools and the content set out in this guidance therefore focuses on Relationships Education. It will be for primary schools to determine whether they need to cover any additional content on sex education to meet the needs of their pupils. Parents will be consulted before this happens and have the right to opt their child out of this should it occur.
The national curriculum for science also includes subject content in related areas, such as the main external body parts, the human body as it grows from birth to old age (including puberty) and reproduction in some plants and animals.
These RSE and Health education elements are integrated into our school PSHE, science and computing curriculum. Details of these can be found below along with links to the science curriculum map, links to the DFE guidance and DFE parent FAQs.
The statutory elements for RSE and HE are separated into their own document. Please see the PSHE curriculum for a breakdown of when the content will be taught and at what phase throughout the time at primary school.