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Relationship and Health Education

If you would like to find out more information about our Relationship and Health Education curriculum (RHE), please contact our RHE subject leader Mrs Taylor using the following email address:

Relationship and Health Education


PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) has now been separated in to subject areas specific to Primary and Secondary Education and is now compulsory.


At Bishop Chavasse School, our children are taught RHE (Relationships and Health Education) within the wider curriculum area of PSHE.  Following consultation with parents and our community, our policy and curriculum overview for all year groups will be published.


All children, in all year groups focus on good mental health and well-being and positive relationships in RHE.  There is now an even greater emphasis on online safety, especially as many children may have had extended access to online content during the partial closure of schools over the past two years.


Secretary of State Foreword in the Government Statutory Guidance


Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. This is why we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools.


Our guiding principles have been that all of the compulsory subject content must be age appropriate and developmentally appropriate. It must be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge they need of the law.


In primary schools, we want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to these subjects, especially as a priority for parents is their children’s happiness.


At Bishop Chavasse, we use the Jigsaw scheme of work, adapted for our school's specific needs. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing


Mental health and pupil wellbeing is now, more than ever an essential part of our curriculum, it is embedded in all we do and the approaches we take to support all of our children at Bishop Chavasse.  In addition, we sometimes use external providers for extra-curricular activities: a different voice and approach to promote healthy bodies and minds. "A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed". Proverbs 15:13


The children have the opportunity to learn more and express themselves during the Fantastic Fred Experience.

Our school vision reminds us of the importance of building firm foundations from which we can grow and at Bishop Chavasse C of E School, we encourage healthy body and mind as part of those firm foundations.


We can read in Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."