“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.” DfE

Since September 2020, Relationships and Health Education has been compulsory in all primary schools in England.

For children in primary school, the statutory requirements in terms of curriculum content are under two headings: Relationships and Health


As part of our school’s Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum we use a scheme called Jigsaw. (see more details on the Jigsaw programme below).

Jigsaw’s Changing Me unit is taught over a period of six week during Term 6. Each class will be taught appropriate to their age and developmental stage, building on the previous year’s learning. At no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate.

All lessons are taught using correct terminology, child-friendly language and diagrams.

We will continue to work with our School Nursing service to enhance the delivery of RSHE which will help us with specialist knowledge and a different way of engaging with the children.

Right to be withdrawn from Sex Education

As a parent you have the right to request that your child be withdrawn from sex education that is delivered as part of our Jigsaw programme. If you are concerned, please do come and talk to your child’s class teacher in the first instance as they will be able to show you what will be taught in more detail. If you are still concerned, please contact  to discuss the matter further.

For more details, please take a look at these documents:

Letter to parents 

DfE RSE Statutory Guidance

for Schools



PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education 

It is an important part of your child's national curriculum learning. So what does it cover and how can you support your child at home?

Schools have an important part to play in helping kids become well-rounded individuals.

PSHE, aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.

There are three core themes of primary school PSHE:

1. Health and Wellbeing
2. Relationships
3. Living in the Wider World: economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen.

PSHE isn’t a statutory subject in primary schools. This means that there is no set programme of study or learning objectives that pupils have to fulfil.  Take a look at our approach to learning  the core themes of PSHE throughout your child's time through Clutton Primary School

Here are some of the tools we use to deliver an impactful PSHE curriculum in school:

Together with the outcomes of the childrens' questionnaires and the PASS results, we use Jigsaw to deliver our PSHE curriculum around Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work.

Please click here to view the Jigsaw parent guide.

Following the PSHE core themes, this gives the children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.

Experiences are built into everyday learning, both in and outside the classroom

If you have any questions about our PSHE and RSE curriculum, please contact the school office.