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. It also contributes to the foundation of PSHE and Citizenship, which enables pupils and staff to promote equality between individuals and groups.


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 here to read the government guide “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents”. The Department for Education has also produced a Frequently Asked Questions document for parents which can be found here.


At Horsenden, we have been delivering Relationships and Health Education within our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum for many years.  With the support of the Ealing Health Improvement Team 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. The Health Improvement Team have also produced a series of videos for parents introducing the changes to the curriculum. These videos can be found below.


We have also updated our Relationships and Health Education policy to reflect the new statutory status for Relationships Education, and we are inviting parents to consider this policy before it is finalised. Click here to download the policy. If you have any comments or questions about the policy, please email these to admin@horsenden.ealing.sch.uk before Friday 28th May 2021.


If you would like to know more about what is taught in RHE you can find the medium term planning below.

Medium term planning for the Autumn Term

Medium term planning for the Spring Term

Medium term planning for the Summer Term

RHE Introductory video 1

RHE Introductory video 2

RHE Introductory video 3