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Relationships and Health Education (RHE)

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.

This is why the government have made Relationships and Health Education compulsory in all primary schools in England.

These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing for a successful adult life.


Relationship Education

The focus in primary school is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. The Department for Education guidance requires us to teach objectives under the following headings:

  • Families and people who care for me

  • Caring friendships

  • Respectful relationships

  • Online relationships

  • Being safe

Physical Health and Mental Education

The focus in primary school should be on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental wellbeing.

The Department for Education guidance requires us to teach objectives under the following headings:

  • Mental wellbeing

  • Internet safety and harms

  • Physical health and fitness

  • Healthy eating

  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

  • Health and prevention

  • Basic first aid

  • Changing adolescent body

The Parental Consultation is now closed and the results can be found in the documents titled 'Relationships and Health Education (RHE) - Parent Consultation'


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