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Relationships/Sex Education & Health Education

Relationships and Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education

The Department for Education (DfE) consultation on draft regulations, statutory guidance and a regulatory impact assessment for relationships and sex education and health education in schools in England closed on 7.11.18.

Shropshire has submitted a response available at http://www.healthyshropshire.co.uk under the PSHE section.

Proposals include:

  • All schools will be required to teach relationships education in primary school
  • Sex educational is optional, secondary schools are required to teach relationship and sex education.
  • All schools, primary and secondary will be required to teach health education (physical and mental health).
  • Lessons will help young people keep personal information private, navigate the virtual world, challenge harmful content and balance online and offline worlds.


We at Stokesay Primary School currently deliver the Shropshire RSE curriculum. This, in conjunction with E safety lessons and lessons/resources on sexting and consent fulfils the proposed curriculum requirements for RSE.

We deliver our lessons, plan our resources and construct our whole school approach in the context of Shropshire guidance on Transgender and LGBT resources available http://www.healthyshropshire.co.uk PSHE section.


Parental withdrawal from primary Sex Education remains and this is shared with parents.

In addition all schools (primary and secondary) are required to teach health education.  

We meet the emotional and mental health aspect by delivering the PSHE Association emotional mental health curriculum (developed in Shropshire and available free from healthyshropshire.co.uk PSHE section).

We meet the physical health curriculum and this is in part met from our existing delivery of Respect Yourself: Eat Better, Move More.


Shropshire has updated guidance on management of drug related incidents and drug education:

http://www.healthyshropshire.co.uk under the PSHE section.


We updated our policy and curriculum approach in the light of this guidance and confirmed requirements from the DfE.


Our policies for RSE, Drug Education, PSHE   etc.  are updated in line with confirmed DfE requirements.