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Ellen Wilkinson
Primary School


Relationships, Sex and Health Education


Aims and objectives of RSHE

It is the intention of Ellen Wilkinson Primary School to teach high quality, age appropriate, pupil-sensitive, evidence-based RSHE that demonstrates a respect for the law and all communities that call Newham home. It is expected that RSHE in Ellen Wilkinson Primary School will help pupils to learn about themselves and the world they live in, giving them the skills, understanding and information they need for life. This will help them to stay safe and to flourish, not just in childhood, but into adulthood and for the rest of their lives. This is why RSHE is such an important part of the curriculum.  


Statutory content: RSHE

By law primary schools are required to teach relationships and health education, alongside national curriculum science and within the context of safeguarding.  Here at Ellen Wilkinson Primary School we acknowledge that parents/carers are a child’s first and most effective teacher and so will ensure that we will continue to have annual meetings with parents and carers to present our RSHE curriculum as well as hear from parents/carers about any concerns or questions they have. We are clear that our aim is to educate pupils about these important subjects alongside parents and carers.


Relationships, Sex and Health Education Consultation

Thank you to everyone who was involved with the RSHE consultation. We had over 100 people join us on Zoom meets and 47 people who completed the survey! The Governing Body reviewed all the feedback and we are delighted to confirm that the policy has now been fully approved and can be found below with details of our consultation. Your feedback was hugely important in shaping our approach so thank you for all your input.


RSHE curriculum lead teacher

Any queries about this policy should be addressed to Joanne Higgins who can be contacted through the main school office or via

Subject Lead
Joanne Higgins