Relationships and Sex Education


Relationships, Sex, Health Education in Woodford Valley Primary Academy is about what constitutes wellbeing and loving care for ourselves (Physical and Mental Health Education), how we show loving care for others (Relationships Education) and, when at an appropriate age and stage in life, how we show loving care to those we choose to be intimate with, including within marriage (Sex Education). It is also about the spiritual and moral aspects of healthy, loving and nurturing relationships within a context of a Christian vision for the purpose of life. Pupils will consider how to ensure that they treat themselves and others, at all times and in all contexts, with dignity and respect.


RSHE will be delivered professionally and as an identifiable part of Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE). It will be led, resourced and reported to parents in the same way as any other subject. There will be a planned programme delivered in a carefully sequenced way. RSHE will be delivered in a way that affords dignity and shows respect to all who make up our diverse community.

In Woodford Valley Primary Academy, we follow the SCARF program for RSHE as well as the Goodness and Mercy resources written for Church of England Schools. Each year group covers all of the DfE’s new statutory requirements for Relationships Education and Health Education, including non-statutory Sex Education, and the recommended learning opportunities of the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study, as well as studying different subject areas in the National Curriculum. We follow the six suggested half-termly units and adapt the scheme of work where necessary to meet the local circumstances of our school.


 Pupils will know that families are important for children growing up because they can give love, security and stability. Pupils will know how to report concerns and seek advice when they suspect something is wrong. They will make sensible decisions of how to stay safe, including online.

Pupils will be confident in their relationship with themselves, with others and with intimate partners so that they may have “Life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)





SCARF-RSE information

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RSHE policy November 2023

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