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Relationships Education, Sex and Relationships Education and Health Education

See also the Curriculum section for details on the PSHE curriculum. 

The Spiral Partnership Trust Statement


Relationships, Sex and Health Education aims to help young people to understand themselves, develop self-esteem and build self-confidence. They are cross-curricular themes, aspects of which will naturally occur in PSHE, Citizenship, Science and many areas of school life at all stages.


We aim to help children understand that they have rights, to know what is not acceptable, and to be able to talk about their feelings and concerns.


Relationship and Sex Education is always presented in the context of parental care, family life of all varieties, growth and development, personal relationships and caring and respect for others. It may involve real examples as they arise, for instance, welcoming a new baby, observing pets and making use of films and visitors.


Teaching is matched carefully to the maturity of the pupils involved. We believe that teaching RSE helps pupils cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up and gives them an elementary understanding of human reproduction. Pupil’s questions are answered sensitively and honestly, and with due consideration for any particular religious or cultural factors in our community.


All Spiral schools will follow the DfE statutory Relationships, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Guidance and ensure an appropriate curriculum is developed to meet requirements.


The Trust is fully committed to complying with all relevant equalities legislation and the statutory duties. The Trust will promote equality in all aspects of school life, as required by the Equality Act 2010, and the legal obligations of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) which requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to:


• eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act


• advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it; and


• foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not.