Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Relationship and Sex and Education (RSE)

Here at Exeter a Learning Community we always aim to promote our children’s wellbeing and life skills and ensure that we give them the knowledge they need to be safe, and lead successful, healthy lives, both online and offline. Our commitment is to teach a comprehensive PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum across all year groups.

Here at Exeter a Learning Community PSHE progresses from FS to Year 6 as there is a  sequenced, spiral programme that builds on prior learning as pupils progress through school. PSHE at Exeter a Learning Community helps pupils to know and understand how to keep themselves and others safe, make informed decisions and manage risk and equips them with the knowledge and skills to get help if they need it.

We believe at Exeter a Learning Community, our PSHE curriculum contributes to our  statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010. We help provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum, which is essential to help children develop their personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding.

In September 2020 the Department for Education made the teaching of Relationships, Sex Education and Health Education compulsory in all schools.  At a primary level the focus we are mainly be relationships and health, introducing sex education in Years 5 and 6.  We have implemented a new PSHE curriculum across the school that will teach this content in an age appropriate way.

The Government guidance can be found here:

You can also access our long term plan and progression document below by clicking on the links below:

Parent Consultation

This is a new parent consultation on this revised policy that will close on 6th March 2023. If you would like to repsond to these changes, please email  

To help parents and carers understand what this will look like, we have created a presentation which explains the changes that are being made, the curriculum content and your rights as a parent or carer.

What if I still have questions or comments?

If you still have any questions or comments about this policy and curriculum please get in touch with us via the email address as we continually welcome parent feedback.  Areas may include:

·        Any suggestions you may have for things that are relevant for your children to learn

·        Would you like support at home, on how to speak to your child about relationships, health and sex education?

·        Any questions about the policy and curriculum content.

It is our aim to have a policy and curriculum that reflects the needs and interests of our whole community.