King Richard III Infant and Nursery School

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RSE and Health Education - Relationship & Sex Education and Health Education



We follow the PSHE Association question-based model in RSE and Health Education. The topics are spread across three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, and Living in the Wider World (including RSE). Designed as a whole-school approach, the question-based model provides a more open-ended scheme of learning, though ensuring statutory content is covered. Topic titles are provided in the overview, with staff able to use the quality-assured resources to support planning to suit their learners.


We encourage our children to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. The overall aim is to prepare children/young people for life, helping them to really know and value who they are and to understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.


Our RSE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils' increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the EYFS and infant phase. It focuses on developing effective relationships, assuming greater personal responsibility and managing personal safety, including time spent online. RSE education introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.


PSHE coverage in the core areas of Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World is also reflected during assemblies, RE and PE lessons, Forest School, intervention groups, and parent sessions as well as during daily opportunities within the rich learning environment of the school. We seek to ensure that our pupils continue to grow physically, mentally, academically and emotionally as they travel through their childhood well-prepared for each step towards adulthood.


Curriculum Implementation

  • PSHE lessons take place in class for half an hour a week.
  • PSHE themes are also covered through our whole school assemblies.
  • Teachers deliver the PSHE curriculum with the support of the PSHE Association, their programme of study, ‘programme builders’ and their quality marked resources. The PSHE programme of study is structured around an overarching question for each term. These begin in KS1 as ‘What?’ and ‘Who?’ questions.
  • Just like in any lesson, teachers draw upon resources to support the learning of all pupils in regards to ability or SEND need. This could come in the form of having smaller group discussions or using story books or social stories which supplement the key theme/message being taught within a lesson.
  • PSHE is assessed on a 1, 2, 3 assessment model using Insight, 3 times per year.

We have moved towards a Question-based model for PSHE now - here's the document summarising the key questions. Our RSE statutory framework is covered by Jigsaw modules, which we are reviewing throughout the academic year 22-23

There are lots of activities available to support children in their Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and understanding of living in the wider-world. Below are some suggestions from the PSHE planning documents that you can also access at home!