At St James CE Primary School we value the importance of our children’s physical, social and health education. We aim to support each child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) throughout the teaching of our curriculum. Within the rapidly changing world in which we live, it is vital that these areas are explored in a safe and supportive environment. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. They learn how society is organised and governed and experience the process of democracy in school through the School Council. We provide opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse society.

Relationships and Health Education

From September 2020, all primary schools are required by the government to teach Relationships and Health Education.

Relationships Education is designed to help children to have positive and safe relationships with family, friends and online.

Health Education will help children to make good decisions about their health and wellbeing and enable them to know how to seek support if any health issues arise for themselves or others.

If you would like more information about statutory Relationships and Health Education, please click the link to read the government guide “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents”.

We have also updated our Relationships and Sex Education policy to reflect the new statutory status for Relationships Education.

St James CE Primary school will be following the scheme of work from the PSHE Association (Programme Builders for Primary - Thematic) which covers all the main aspects of the national curriculum. The elements of this are encompassed under three wider areas of: 

  • Relationships
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Health and Wellbeing

For the intended curriculum overview, please click this link: Yearly overview.

Parent Consultation

Please click on the link to access the presentation that was used as part of the parent consulation: RSHE Information Presentation

To view feedback from the parent consulation, please click on the link: consulation feedback

The parent consulation is now complete. We thank you for your co-operation. To view our RSE policy, please go the policy section of the website.