Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

At Folksworth we teach our personal, social, health and citizenship (PSHCE) curriculum through timetabled lessons and as an integral part to living together as a school.


The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:


The  guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.

Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

·         Age

·         Physical and emotional maturity

·         Religious and cultural backgrounds

·         Special educational needs and disabilities


Further details can be found in our policy document and the leaflet available on this page.  For further details please speak directly with your child's teacher.