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Personal Social Health Education (incl. RSE)

At Ivy Bank Primary School we agree with the definitions of sex education as stated in the DfE guidance document ‘Sex Education and Relationship Education Guidance’ (ref DfEE 0116/2000) which states SRE is: ‘…lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about understanding the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health.’

The teaching of sex and relationship education is taught in our Personal, Social and Health Education Curriculum. It is also delivered through other subject areas such as Science, PE and discrete curriculum time e.g. circle time, assemblies. Provision is made for children with Special Educational Needs as appropriate.

Our chosen scheme of work in relation to PHSE (including statutory Relationship and Health Education) is JigsawDocuments below from the Department for Education (DfE) and Jigsaw will give you further information about the curriculum.

Department for Education - A guide for parents

Jigsaw - Content Overview

Jigsaw - Approach to PSHE

Jigsaw - Approach to RSE

Jigsaw - LGBTQ Relationships


Our PHSE lead is Mrs Hayhurst. Should you have any queries about our curriculum offer in relation to this subject please email her on lhayhurst@ivybank.cheshire.sch.uk


Ivy Bank Primary School

Valley Road Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 8PB

Mrs Sarah Gill | Headteacher

01625 448014