At Kelvin Grove Primary School, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

We are required to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) as part of our PSHE curriculum.  High quality RSE helps create a safe school community in which our pupils can grow, learn and develop positive, healthy behaviour for life.


From 2020, the following subjects will become compulsory in applicable schools in England.

  • relationship education in primary schools
  • relationship and sex education in secondary schools
  • health education in state funded primary and secondary schools

These subjects will support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe. Equipping them for life as an adult in British society.

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 we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools. The key decisions on these subjects have been informed by a thorough engagement process, including a public call for evidence that received over 23,000 responses from parents, young people, schools and experts and a public consultation where over 40,000 people contacted the Department for Education.


RSE Scheme of Work: Jigsaw 


Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw PSHE / Health and Well-being provides a detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning for ages 3-11.  Jigsaw supports teachers’ planning by providing well-structured, progressive lesson plans with a range of teaching resources.

Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children/young people for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

Kelvin Grove Primary School - M Chambers

RSE Lead: Mrs Burn

I am passionate about the PSHCE and RSE curriculum and enjoy how it constantly evolves to match what is happening in the world. I think it is important that children learn about the world around them within a school setting. It is important children feel comfortable in sharing their thoughts and feelings during lessons and know that they are in a safe and secure environment to do so. I love teaching the PSHCE lessons and hope my passion seeps through my lessons and to the wider school community. 

Please see below information from the DFE regarding a guide for parents with RSE

RSE primary schools guide for parents

Please click on the link below to see the content delivered regarding SRE (Sex & Relationship Education) in each year group:


If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn.

Here are some frequently asked questions provided from the DFE regarding RSE. (please click on the link below)


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