Relationships and Health Education

RHE (Relationship and Health Education) is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. RHE involves a combination of sharing information and exploring issues and values.

Relationships and health education focusses on giving pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, and to build their self-efficacy. Health education focusses on equipping pupils with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. We understand our responsibility to deliver a high quality, age-appropriate relationship and health curriculum for all our pupils.

The focus in primary school should be on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to:

· Families and people who care about me

· Caring friendships

· Respectful relationships

· Online relationships

· Being safe


Health Education

The aim of teaching pupils about physical health and mental wellbeing is to give them the information that they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing. It should enable them to recognise what is normal and what is an issue in themselves and others and, when issues arise, know how to seek support as early as possible from appropriate sources.

· Mental wellbeing

· Internet safety and harms

· Physical health and fitness

· Healthy eating

· Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

· Health and prevention

· Basic first aid

· Changing adolescent body

At Twineham Church of England School, we believe that everyone is a gift and everyone is gifted. Our school values of nurture, togetherness, resilience and creativity underpin our daily work as we strive to find the best in everyone without barriers, preconceptions or inequalities. Our equality objectives are updated every year and are displayed on our school website