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At Trinity Primary School we will provide age-appropriate Relationships Health and Sex education (RHSE) to all pupils as part of the school’s curriculum.  Our school aims to assure parents and pupils that all aspects of RHSE will be delivered in a safe space, allowing time and compassion for questions at a level that every pupil understands. Sensitive topics relating to RHSE will be delivered in a sensitive manner as part of a whole school approach where parents and teachers work in partnership. We endeavour to safeguard our children by providing carefully planned information throughout our progressive curriculum, believing an uninformed child is a vulnerable child.


Our school aim is to provide inspiring teaching within a supportive learning environment which empowers children to achieve their full and unique potential.

Through our vision and school ethos, we aim to deliver a high-quality RHSE education with HEART (Health, Engagement,  Ambition, Respect and Team Trinity inclusiveness) at the core of our practice to ensure we deliver accurate, relevant and age-appropriate information about Relationships and Health– core stands of RHSE. This will ensure that our children achieve their full potential and leave our children prepared for the demands of society in their future.

We aim to teach children about Relationships and Health in an engaging, meaningful and age-appropriate manner through a carefully considered spiral curriculum which takes into account the emotional, physical and social maturity of our children. We very strongly believe that the education we provide should reflect both the universal needs shared by all pupils as well as the specific needs of individual pupils in our particular school. As such, the Sex and Relationship Education strand of our Science curriculum has been carefully considered and is constantly being reviewed so that it is inclusive and meets the needs of each and every one of our children, including those with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and prepares pupils for puberty along with an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene.


Health – Teaches pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies. Through correct use of terminology pupils will be taught the anatomically correct names for body parts, we will dispel myths and will also understand other names of body parts that can sometimes be used to replace the correct terminology.  Sadly adults who abuse children often use code names for private parts and we need to ensure children are aware of terminology in order to keep them safe.  Lessons around keeping safe and how private parts are private must be addressed to ensure pupils are not left vulnerable

Engagement – Pupils are expected to engage fully in RHSE and, when discussing issues related to RHSE, treat others with respect and sensitivity

Ambition- Provides teaching within a supportive learning environment which empowers children to achieve their full and unique potential.

Respect – Provides a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place and creates a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships.

Team Trinity - Helps pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy

Approaches To Learning

The vehicle through which we deliver our RHSE curriculum at Trinity Primary School is the JIGSAW program which has been designed as a whole school approach providing detailed and comprehensive schemes of learning. JIGSAW is a unique spiralling, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life , helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever changing world.

We have developed the curriculum in consultation with parents, pupils and staff, taking into account the age, needs and feelings of pupils. If pupils ask questions outside the scope of this policy, teachers will respond in an appropriate manner so they are fully informed. We believe that if a child asks a question it deserves an answer and staff are given training and guidance to go about this.

Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe

These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).

RHSE at Trinity