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PSHE and Relationships Education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)


Active engagement in learning, rather than passively receiving information, is most effective in teaching PSHE education. Pupils need opportunities to consider and clarify their values and beliefs and to rehearse and develop enquiry and interpersonal skills and this is the underpinning ethos of our PSHE Education curriculum.


As a result of our PSHE programme of learning, pupils will:

  • Understand that they have a responsibility to make positive choices for themselves and those around them
  • Know and understand how PSHE education is connected to their current and future “real life” experiences
  • Be able to make positive, healthy lifestyle choices
  • Develop the skills of discussion, debate, accepting differing points of views, enquiry, self-examination, planning for change and managing emotions
  • Understand they have a right to be safe, happy and healthy

… now and in their future lives.

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

In 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) published guidance for Schools on Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education. This guidance replaced the Sex and Relationships guidance (2000). As a maintained primary school, we must provide Relationships Education to all pupils under section 34 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017. As a primary school, we are not required to provide Sex Education, but we do need to teach the elements of sex education contained in the Science curriculum.

The aim of RSHE at Moss Park Junior School is to equip children and young people with the information, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships of all kinds, and to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and that of others.

Through RSHE at Moss Park Junior School, we aim to:

  • Meet the requirements of the DfE guidance on RSHE via our Personal, Social and Economic curriculum (PSHE)
  • Help and support children through physical, emotional and moral development
  • Develop in children the skills and understanding to have the confidence to approach all of their relationships in a positive way
  • Support pupils in recognising positive, healthy and respectful relationships
  • Enable children to move with confidence from childhood through adolescence to adulthood
  • Live confident and healthy lives
  • Understand the changes that occur to the human body during puberty
  • Ensure children are aware of personal space and their right to privacy
  • Help to safeguard pupils
  • Teaches pupils tolerance and the importance of equality and respect for others

RSHE is taught primarily within our PSHE Education Curriculum and supported by National Curriculum Science, although there are cross-curricular links and aspects throughout the curriculum, for example online safety (computing). We consulted with parents, carers and staff before publishing our RSHE policy and we believe the policy and our curriculum closely links to our school values of Learn, Respect, Achieve and ensure all children are ready for their next steps in life.

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Contact Us

Moss Park Junior School
Moss Park Road,
Stretford, Manchester M32 9HR

Mrs. S. Nunwick

Tel: 0161 864 1710

Fax: 0161 864 1723