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Bolton Primary School

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Relationship, Health and Sex Education (RHSE)

Lead teachers: Rebecca Hodgson and Ruth Elstone

Monitoring Governor : Walter Head


  Relationship and Health Education are compulsory in all primary schools in England (DfE 19).

These changes are to support children's development and their preparation for life.

At Bolton, we focus on positive relationships, respect, and consent.

Some elements of the relationship and sex education will be taught in discreet sessions and age-appropriately by a specialist teacher. Other aspects, however, will be taught as part of regular topic work e.g. Science, PHSE, and through assemblies and philosophy for children. 

Class 3 pupils also spend three mornings doing the Barnardos Real Love Rocks Programme where they will learn about safe relationships using a variety of games, animations and activities. The children follow the BU Crew who help promote the importance of feeling respected, cared for and safe in all our different relationships.

Session 1: Relationships - exploring the different types of relationships that exist including boyfriends and girlfriends with a focus on how to make these equal.

Grooming - exploring what grooming is, how they can spot it and who to tell if you are worried about grooming either online or offline.

Session 2: Keeping Safe - As you become more independent, how can you and your friends stay safe? 

Online Safety - more details about keeping you and your friends safe online.

Session 3: Different kinds of families - understanding the language that is used to describe sexuality and gender and understand its meaning, considering the impact of homophobic bullying and what being gay means using age-appropriate resources for primary pupils.



You will be informed about the delivery and timetabling of the sex education as you do have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the lessons. We will also, from time to time, consult with you to ascertain your views on our provision and ask you what you think should be included in the RHSE curriculum. 


You do not have the right to withdraw from Health and Relationship Education. However, If you wish to discuss any of the content in more detail, please contact Ruth Elstone, Headteacher. 

RHSE 2021 Parental Survey 


Relationship, health and Sex Education Survey

1. Are there any additions or changes that should be made to the Relationship, Health and Sex Education Policy?

I am happy with the Policy

I would like to see these changes:
(please comment)

I would like to see these additions: 
(please comment)


2. Are there any changes or additions that should be made to the RHSE programme and curriculum coverage?

I am happy with the content and coverage

I would like to see these changes:
(please comment)

I would like to see these additions:
Please comment


3. Considering your own children, which of these areas/ topics do you think are most important in Relationship, Health and Sex Education Curriculum?
(Please leave a comment if appropriate).  


Different types of families and different genders

Changing bodies (puberty) and growing up

Feelings and emotions in relationships (including sexual relationships in Y5/6)

Having and looking after babies 

Online relationships and keeping safe

Other (please specify)


4. Is there an area that you do not think should be taught in school? 
(please leave a comment to explain)

I am confident that the school will cover areas age-appropriately and sensitively.

I would prefer the school not to cover an area/ some areas because
(leave a comment)


5. Would you like support at home on how to speak to your child/ren about Relationships and Sex Education?

I am confident to talk about these matters with my child/ren and would get support if I needed it.

I would like the school to provide a workshop on talking to children about Sex and Relationships and explain more about what is covered at school. 

I would like written information sent to me on this subject. 


Thank you for taking part in our survey - results attached. 


2021 RHSE Survey Questions and Results