Relationships and Sex Education

Relationships and Sex Education

We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from September 2020, it became statutory for all primary age children to be taught Relationships and Health Education.  These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was previously updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child.

Low Ash delivers the content of the curriculum in a way that is age and developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious background of our pupils.  Relationships, Health and Sex Education form part of our PSHE Curriculum.

Relationships Education

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online.  Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, Low Ash will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

Right to withdraw your child

You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe.

Low Ash Primary also chooses to teach Sex Education. If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn. Please contact the school should you wish to discuss this. 

Please look at the PowerPoint below for further detail on our Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum.