Clifton Hampden CE Primary School

Together we are Curious, Courageous and Compassionate

Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE

01865 407700

Personal, Social and Health Education/Relationship and Sexual Education

Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.

Relationship and Sexual Education

At Clifton Hampden CE Primary School, we believe that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an integral part of a child’s
education. RSE is about understanding the importance of family life, stable and loving relationships and
respect for others, love and care.


By means of Relationships and Sex Education we aim to teach pupils about:

a) the physical development of their bodies as they grow to adulthood
b) respect for the views of others
c) respect for their own and others’ bodies
d) the importance of family life
e) relationship issues.

RSE is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE education) curriculum.
Biological aspects are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE).

Across all Key Stages, pupils will be supported with developing the following skills:

  • communication, including how to manage changing relationships and emotions
  • recognising and assessing potential risks
  • assertiveness
  • seeking help and support when required
  • informed decision making
  • self-respect and empathy for others
  • recognising and maximising a healthy lifestyle
  • managing conflict
  • discussion and group work.

RSE discussions are conducted in a sensitive, confidential manner. However, if a pupil discloses something that is cause for concern, the teacher/staff concerned will deal with the matter in line with the
safeguarding policies of the school.