Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

PSHE Including RSE

At Brookburn we put the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of our pupils at the forefront of everything we do.  PSHE (Personal, Social, and Health Education) education is at the core of our daily routines and interactions and is embedded across our curriculum.

At Brookburn we follow the Manchester Healthy Schools IMatter Curriculum. This curriculum reflects the needs of our pupils and the community in which they live. Where appropriate links have been made to support our Rights Respecting School ethos and British Values.


Our IMatter PSHE Curriculum covers the following themes:

  • Relationships and Sex Education
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Keeping Safe
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Living in the Wider World


Following our parental consultation our policy and curriculum was approved by the LINK Learning Trust Board.

Following consultation with parents on the specific RSE curriculum we will follow, there will be three lessons per year group and these will be taught during summer 2 each year.

As a school we will ensure that the education we offer is age appropriate, sensitively presented and supports our children’s knowledge and understanding.

Parents have the right to withdraw from ‘How a baby is made’, Year 6, Lesson 3 only.  This follows discussion with the school.

Further information can be found by reading the document below entitled:
Parent Consultation on the Relationship and Sex education.


Links to individual Key stage lessons can be found on the tabs to the left of this page or by clicking the links below:

KS1(Year 1 and 2) RSE Lesson Information
LKS2 (Year 3 and 4) Lesson Information
UKS2 (Year 5 and 6) Lesson Information

Further support for parents can be found by clicking the following links:

Department for Education: Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs

Department for Education: Relationships, sex and health education: guides for parents


RSE Presentation for Parents

Overview Primary iMatter PSHE Curriculum

Brookburn RSE Policy

Outcome of the Parent Consultation of RSE