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Elmhurst School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust

Relationships and Sex Education

Relationships and Sex Education

In our Learning for Life lessons, we teach both Health Education and Relationships Education which are the statutory components of the curriculum for primary schools from September 2020.  Whilst it is not statutory for primary schools to provide sex education in PSHE, we teach sex education in an age-appropriate manner to pupils in our Learning for Life lessons.


RSE is taught from Year 1 up to Year 6 and follows the Christopher Winter Project (CWP) resource ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’.   This programme reflects the recent developments in RSE and the Science National Curriculum and has been quality assured by the PSHE Association. The resources in the CWP scheme are age and developmentally appropriate.


PSHE Association Training and Development Lead Jenny Barksfield says: “We awarded the Christopher Winter Project’s ‘Teaching SRE with confidence in Primary Schools’ our quality mark as it achieves exactly what it says on the tin: it provides everything a Primary practitioner would need to be confident that the SRE they’re providing is comprehensive, balanced, developmental and in line with best practice in PSHE teaching and learning.  The lessons incorporate a wide variety of learning activities and a range of assessment opportunities.  The teacher’s guide is thorough and supportive.”


Teaching focuses on safeguarding and keeping children safe, encouraging children to develop the skills of listening, empathy and talking about feelings and relationships. Pupils are taught the importance of aspiring to healthy, lifelong relationships with families and friends. We create opportunities for children to think about and challenge age appropriate themes.

RSE Consultation

Many thanks for your feedback and support during our Relationships and Sex Education Consultation. Please note that we began delivering Christopher Winter Project lessons in the Summer Term 2021.


RSE Information Video

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Have Further Questions?

Whilst our consultation is now over, communications can of course continue. Please contact the School Office and we can signpost the right person for you to speak to.


Need Extra Support?

If you would like extra support in speaking to your child about anything covered in our policy, please contact our Family Support Workers: Mrs Wright or Ms Cawley.

Page last updated: 22/02/2023