From September 2020, Relationships Education and Health Education became compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education.  As a school we wholeheartedly support the philosophy of RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education) and believe it is best taught as part of PSHE and citizenship education. The programme seeks to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils as well as preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life in a digital age.

Relationships and health education is compulsory in all primary and secondary schools. Sex education is currently not compulsory in primary school, however the DfE continues to recommend that all primary schools should have a sex education programme that is tailored to the age and maturity of the pupils. At John Clifford, we take a whole school approach to the teaching of sex education, from Foundation Stage to Year 6, with a key focus on Years 4, 5 and 6. 

As part of the Education Act 2002/Academies Act (2010), all schools must provide a balanced and broad-based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, whilst also preparing pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of lat

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Parent/Carer Consultation

Thank you to all parents and carers who took part in our Relationships and Sex Education Consultation.  Comments have been used to shape the curriculum policy and teaching model.



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