Last year, the Department For Education announced changes to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE). All schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. At Nafferton, we pride ourselves on making our curriculum personal to our children and our children’s needs. In light of these changes, we have reviewed our PSHE curriculum and policy to incorporate RSHE exclusively and to ensure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on:

  • Age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds
  • The values of our school community
  • Every pupil’s learning needs
  • What pupils need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world
  • What pupils need to know about the wider world and their place within it
  • What pupils need to know in order to be prepared for puberty and give them an understanding of health and hygiene
  • The importance of developing feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Creating a positive culture around issues of safe loving relationships


As a school, we have bought into the Christopher Winter Scheme Christopher Winter Project which will be followed during the summer half term.  

As part of implementing RSHE into our curriculum we have completed a Staff Consultation, a Governors Consultation and a Parent Consultation.

Below is the link to our Parent Presentation which shows the resources we use and how we implement RSHE at Nafferton School.

Parent Presentation



Below is a table, which shows the responses to each of the questions we asked:



% of parents who agreed

I think RSHE is an important part of the school curriculum


RSHE topics taught in school can make a real difference to children’s lives


I feel happy to talk to my children about growing up, sex and relationships


I understand and agree with the content of Nafferton Primary School’s PSHE/RSHE Policy


I am aware of the topics and the resources that will be used for RSHE


I feel confident with the teaching and coverage of RSHE at Nafferton Primary School



Along with the questions, was an opportunity for parents to leave a comment. We were overwhelmed with the support and praise for our team over the teaching of RSHE.  Here are a few examples of what was said:


“I feel 100% confident in Nafferton Primary School’s teaching of RSHE”

“The more opportunities children are given to talk about their bodies, relationships, growing up, staying safe, consent and empathy, the better really…”

“I am confident in NPS delivering the RSHE curriculum in an age appropriate and safe manner”

“We have reviewed the information and feel it is well balanced and age appropriate”

“Thank you for approaching this topic in a sensitive and caring manner”

“I think this is great for our young children”