Hazlehurst Community Primary School

Growing Together

Hazlehurst Community

Primary School

Growing Together


Dear Parents/Carers  


As a part of your child’s educational experience at Hazlehurst, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.  

As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE) following nationwide consultation. These changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements.  


The statutory guidance can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education 


If you would like more information about statutory Relationships and Health Education, please see the link below to read the government guide “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents”.


 This means that we have been reviewing our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:  

· Age  

· Physical and emotional maturity  

· Religious and cultural backgrounds  

· Special educational needs and disabilities 


Our intention is not to teach sex education in primary except for the elements of reproduction that is in the statutory Science curriculum. 

In Year 5 children are taught to: 

  • describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird 

  • describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals 


As part of this process, we will consult with parents, staff and governors to inform our school’s decisions on when and how certain content is covered.  

Please find attached a link to consultation questions for you to complete and return to school by Friday 9th July 2021. 






What does the curriculum cover?