Burpham Foundation Primary School

Burpham Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7LZ


01483 572510

Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RHSE)


At Burpham Primary School we aim to help our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.  Through our Relationships and Health curriculum, our pupils are given opportunities to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.

The skills and knowledge that form the statutory Relationships and Health curriculum are taught in a variety of ways at Burpham: as a discrete subject following the HeartSmart program, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, English, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits and community activities. Through Relationships Education, pupils will learn about the characteristics of healthy relationships, how to safely form and maintain relationships and how relationships may affect physical and mental wellbeing. The Health Education aspect of the subject gives pupils the skills and strategies to manage their own mental and physical health and includes topics such as sleep, first aid, emotional wellbeing, nutrition and the link between physical and mental health.


Click the link below to find out more about the HeartSmart program taught at Burpham.

 Heartsmart curriculum overview.pdfDownload
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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Relationships Education a statutory part of the curriculum and we agree that this is a crucial aspect of the primary curriculum. Safeguarding our children is of paramount importance to us at Burpham Primary School. We also believe it is essential that children are provided with age-appropriate information to assist them in making sensible choices and developing respect for themselves and others as they progress through the school.

Relationships and sex education is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Some aspects are taught in science and others are taught in discrete lessons as part of RHE.

 A comprehensive programme of RSE provides accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex and sexual health. It also gives children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline.

 With this in mind, we use resources from ‘The Christopher Winter Project’ to support the teaching of RSE throughout the school. These resources have been commended by the PSHE Association and fully support the Science National Curriculum.

Please click on the links below to view our RSE Policy and RSE Schemes of Work for each year group: 

 RSE Policy 2020.pdfDownload
 Teaching SRE with Confidence - Year 1 - Scheme of work.pdfDownload
 Teaching SRE with Confidence - Year 2 - Scheme of work.pdfDownload
 Teaching SRE with Confidence - Year 3 - Scheme of work.pdfDownload
 Teaching SRE with Confidence - Year 4 - Scheme of work.pdfDownload
 Teaching SRE with Confidence - Year 5 - Scheme of work.pdfDownload
 Teaching SRE with Confidence - Year 6 - Scheme of work.pdfDownload
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Supporting your child with RSHE

Use the links below to support your child further with their RHSE.