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Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Relationships and Sex Education

At Ormsgill Nursery and Primary School, children's wellbeing comes first. We pride ourselves in getting to know the unique, amazing individuals that they are, supporting them throughout their time here and preparing them for their life beyond. PSHE is a key part of our curriculum and envelops everything that we do. Jigsaw is a whole-school, mindful approach that we use to teach the knowledge, understanding and skills the children need to successfully manage their lives. This is taught in a fun, clear and calming way which helps develop children's understanding of themselves and the world around them. We want our children to have high aspirations, believe in themselves and know they can achieve anything they want to in a diverse and ever-changing world. We ensure all children have a good awareness of how to be an upstanding member of their community and therefore society, delivered in an age-appropriate way. Overall, we strive to ensure our children have the best tools to support their own mental and physical well-being and take pride in who they are. 


Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is taught through our PSHE curriculum. We aim to teach our pupils what happy, healthy relationships are in an age-appropriate way and ensure they know the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of healthy relationships, including those online. RSE is about the social, cultural and emotional development of all pupils and involves learning about: relationships, sexual health, puberty, healthy lifestyles, sexuality, diversity, resilience and personal identity. We want all of our pupils to be proud of who they are and be accepting of everyone else, as well as understand how they can get support and seek advice when they suspect or know something is wrong.


The Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools. Sex Education is not compulsory in primary schools however the Department of Education recommend all primary schools have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Our Sex Education teaching ensures that all pupils are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings, drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the Science Curriculum about how a baby is conceived and born. This is taught in a sensitive, age-appropriate way and supports our children with their transition into Secondary School.