A document mapping the DfE's 2019 statutory guidance for Relationships and sex education (RSE) and Health education against Kapow Primary's RSE and PSHE scheme. All units are hyperlinked for easy access.
How does this document assist schools in meeting the DfE’s statutory RSE and Health education guidance requirements?
In 2019 the Department for Education published statutory guidance about what should be covered in schools in terms of Relationships and sex education (RSE) and Health education.
This guidance listed a number of target statements for the end of primary school which fell under the following headings for RSE: Families and people who care for me; Caring friendships; Respectful relationships; Online relationships; Being safe.
For health education the target statements fall under the following headings: Mental wellbeing; Internet safety and harms; Physical health and fitness; Healthy eating; Drugs, alcohol and tobacco; Health and prevention; Basic first aid; Changing adolescent body.
This document shows all these target statements and which lessons from our scheme (year 1 – year 6) work towards these aims. It also highlights lessons which are included in our condensed curriculum offering. All these statements are met within our mixed-age planning as well.
This document has recently been updated to include cross-curricular links with our PSHE and RSE scheme.
Please also see how our RSE & PSHE scheme of work maps to the PSHE Association programme of study with: Mapping to the PSHE association’s programme of study.Read more
What do children learn in RSE in the primary school?
Families and people who care for me
Pupils learn about family life, and how families provide love, security, and stability. They learn that healthy family life includes commitment, protection, care, quality time, and sharing, and that whilst families may look different, all are characterised by love and care. Children are made aware that stable, caring relationships are vital for their security as they grow. Pupils learn that marriage is a lifelong commitment between two people, available to both opposite-sex and same-sex couples in England and Wales. They also find out where to get help and advice if family relationships make them unhappy or unsafe.
Pupils learn the importance of friendships and their characteristics, such as mutual respect, trustworthiness, kindness, generosity, and support. They learn that healthy friendships are inclusive, welcoming, and don’t make anyone feel lonely or excluded. They also learn to recognise trustworthy individuals and manage conflicts.
Pupils learn that they should respect others even if they are different. They find out how to improve relationships and be courteous. Pupils discuss how self-respect is important for happiness, and that they should expect respect and show it to others, including authority figures. They learn about bullying, its impact and their responsibilities as bystanders. Pupils also learn about how stereotypes are destructive and how they should seek and give permission in relationships.
Pupils learn that people behave differently online, and that the same principles apply to online relationships as in-person relationships. They find out how to recognise risks, harmful content and contact, and how to report them. They learn the importance of evaluating online friendships and sources of information critically, and come to understand how online data is shared and used.
Children are taught about appropriate boundaries in friendships, privacy, personal safety, and how to report concerns or abuse. They also learn where to seek advice.