Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

PSHE Including RSE


At Brookburn, we value of teaching Personal Social Health Education and Relationship Sex Education  and the benefit it carries for the children.  Our curriculum teaches our children knowledge of their own self, in regards to their own mind and their bodies and about the environment around them and how they can be safe and respectable citizens of society that manage their own emotions.


PSHE and RSE is a powerful tool to safeguard children and young people. It promotes self-worth and gives children and young people the skills to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Our curriculum teaches about positive relationships and respect for others, and how these are linked to promoting good mental health and well-being. Consent, digital safeguarding, sexualised behaviour (safeguarding culture and non- acceptance) understanding of ‘what is respect?’ is central to our curriculum.



PSHE/RSE is embedded into all parts of daily life at Brookburn.  Not only do we have lessons, strands are touched upon during assemblies and through our self-regulation curriculum and empowering learning curriculum. We are embedding school-wide norms, expectations and routines that support our PSHE curriculum.

We teach skills explicitly and have a structured age appropriate curriculum.

In Early Years, children are supported to manage emotions, develop a positive sense of self, set themselves simple goals, have confidence in their own abilities, to persist and wait for what they want and direct attention as necessary. Our implementation is through adult modelling and guidance, they will learn how to look after their bodies, including healthy eating, and manage personal needs independently. We  support interaction with other children and children learn how to make good friendships, co-operate and resolve conflicts peaceably. These attributes will provide a secure platform from which children can achieve at school and in later life.

We use the Manchester agreed iMatters curriculum for children in Years 1 to 6. This was agreed after a full parental consultation. There are three RSE  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.


Lessons can be discussion based and recording of work can be evidenced in a variety of ways such as entry in PSHE/RSE books, photographs, working wall or blog/twitter posts.



Our units of work support the delivery of effective lessons.

Children are aware of the importance of being healthy mentally and emotionally alongside being physically healthy. We teach strategies of how to improve mindfulness.  Children at Brookburn are confident

Our children know how they can keep themselves and others  safe, in the immediate environment but also online, a danger that is so prominent in the youth of today.


Links to individual Key stage lessons can be found below:

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

What is RSHE and why are we reviewing the curriculum to protect children?
Click on the link below to find out more from the Education Hub

What do children and young people learn in relationship, sex and health education?
Click on the link below to find out more from the Education Hub

Frequently Asked Questions from the Department for Education:
Department for Education: Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs



RSE Policy