Mount Nod Primary

RSE Education

To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” John F. Kennedy

The focus in primary school is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.

This starts with pupils being taught about what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who the people are who can support them. From the beginning of primary school, building on early education, pupils should be taught how to take turns, how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect, the importance of honesty and truthfulness, permission seeking and giving, and the concept of personal privacy.

Emotional awareness is necessary so you can properly convey your thoughts and feelings to the other person.”  Jason Goldberg

Please see the overview, outlining the areas to be covered in each year group for RSE education. You will have received a letter about this for your child's year group but please contact the school if you have further questions. 


Click here for the year group overview  


RSE Letters

To view the letters sent home, regarding the teaching of RSE (Relationship and Sex Education), please click on the relevant link below. 


Reception RSE Letter                              


Key Stage 1 RSE Letter                              


Year 3/4 RSE Letter                                 


Year 5/6 RSE Letter                                 


Click here to view the programmes of study for RSE (National Curriculum)