PSHE Letter and PSHE RSE Curriculum Overview

Parents and Carers,

At Torfield we pride ourselves on ensuring all children benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum. This has, for many years, now included lessons in Personal, Social,   Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE).


PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential. RSE is taught as appropriate to the children’s age and stage of learning and development.  When your child is in Year 6 and their class are starting lessons which include the scientific aspect of RSE we will write to inform you, and give you an opportunity to see resources and vocabulary we will be using at school so you can continue to support your child’s learning at home. Similarly when all year groups are covering the topic ‘my body’, we will provide you with examples of the vocabulary being used in school so that you can support learning at home.

We believe our curriculum allows a pro-active approach to our scheme of work and gives teachers guidance and scaffolding on which to build their planning. As well as being in line with the statutory expectations for RSE it also ensures that lessons are inclusive and diverse across the school. Something which we all value.

As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents; and so would like to invite you to read our existing PHSE/RSE policy and our curriculum overview and to share your thoughts on it using this short survey. This is to help us develop our policy ahead of its review in January.

PSHE RSE Curriculum Overview

Federation Sex and Relationships Policy

You can complete the survey here: