Relationships and Sexual Health Education (RSHE)

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 below to read the government guide “RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents

At Acklam Whin, we have been delivering Relationships and Health Education within our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum for many years.  We have reviewed our PSHE curriculum to make sure that our lessons meet the requirements that the government has set out for the content of Relationships and Health Education and use the ‘Jigsaw’ programme to help us deliver that.

Whole-school approach – Jigsaw covers all areas of PSHE for the primary phase including statutory Relationships and Health Education. The table below gives the learning theme of each of the six Puzzles (units) and these are taught across the school; the learning deepens and broadens every year.

Term Puzzle (Unit) Content
Autumn 1: Being Me in My World Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community. Jigsaw Charter established.
Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding
Spring 1: Dreams and Goals Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society
Spring 2: Healthy Me Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise
Summer 1: Relationships Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss
Summer 2: Changing Me Includes Relationships and basic Sex Education (Y6)  in the context of coping positively with change

We have updated our Policy to include Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). You can view the updated policy here: Acklam Whin PSHE and RSE Policy 2021

As we cannot hold a Parents Evening this year to discuss this due to the pandemic, we have created a short video presentation to answer any questions you may have:

We want to hear your views on this. We have created an online survey to listen to your feelings on these changes which will be open until 12th July. You can access the survey here:

You can download out letter to parents on 18th June here: RSHE Letter to parents June 21

Other Useful Downloads

Jigsaw – General information-for-parents-and-carers-leaflet

Jigsaw-Parent-Leaflet-A4 What does Jigsaw teach about LGBTQ issues

Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs from DFE

Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Guidance from DFE