Necton Church of England Primary School

RSHE Curriculum

Relationships, Sex and Heath Education (RSHE)

Since September 2021 it has been compulsory to deliver Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) lessons in Primary Schools. 

At Necton Church of England Primary School, RSHE will be delivered in keeping with our school vision:

Belong, believe, thrive, achieve.  

Rooted in Christ, we learn, grow and flourish.

Our RSHE Curriculum will compliment the wider ethos, values and principles for education, of our Diocese:

‘Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus’ promise of ‘ life in all its fullness’ at its heart. In line with the Church of England’s role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.'

Diocese of Norwich

Educating for community and living well together:


Our school is for everyone and we are proud to be a holistic and inclusive community.

Educating for hope and aspiration:


We each come together with different personal beliefs. We work together through a shared understanding of our school vision and the Gospel values.

Educating for dignity and respect:


Just like in the parable of the mustard seed, the field was a good place for the seed to grow into the strongest tree; we support our children to thrive and flourish.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills:


Our children develop as confident individuals who can reflect, explore and articulate the wisdom, knowledge and skills that they learn during their time with us. 


Effective RSHE can make a significant contribution to the development of personal skills needed by pupils to establish and maintain relationships. RSHE will ensure children and young people are encouraged to understand the importance of stable, loving relationships, respect, love and care in line with our Christian values. It also enables young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.

 Over this academic year, we will be finalising the design of our RSHE curriculum in consultation with our children, their parents, our staff and other professionals in our wider community.  Please look out for further information as we progress with this.

A proposed draft of the expectations for our RSHE curriculum is available below.

Withdrawing your children from lessons:

As the subject will become statutory (compulsory) from September 2021, children will not be allowed to be withdrawn from any statutory lessons. If a child misses a key lesson or lessons due to illness or holiday, these lessons will be delivered at another appropriate time.

Children can be withdrawn from sex education (reproduction) after a discussion with the Headteacher. However, they cannot be withdrawn from lessons on reproduction from a scientific viewpoint, puberty or lessons to do with relationships.


Helpful documents

necton rshe curriculum expectations november 2020.pdf


Our school RSHE policy can also be found below:

rshe policy dec 2023.pdf


To view the PowerPoint shared at our RSHE Parent and Carer Information Evening and Consultation, please follow this link:

Our RSHE Parent and Carer Information Evening and Consultation slides