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.  We make use of the SCARF scheme of work written by the Coram Life Education charity to deliver our PSHE and RHE curriculum which includes all of the statutory DfE requirements. Below you can access a presentation introducing our SCARF scheme of work and our updated PSHE and RHE policy.

If you would like to an example of some of the resources that we use to teach Relationships and Health Education, please email the front office on admin@horsenden.ealing.sch.uk and let them know which year group resources you are interested in seeing. Please note that there may be a photocopying charge for these. Please refer to our Charging policy for more information.