Our key priority in PSHE/RSHE is safeguarding our pupils.

We support them to learn and know how to keep themselves safe, healthy and happy during their years at Mill Water school and beyond.

We build knowledge and skills in PSHE/RSHE through sequential learning, repetition and enrichment opportunities in formal and informal sessions.

Our PSHE curriculum is adapted from the PSHE association SEND framework.


    • To develop understanding of appropriate behaviours and different relationships.
    • To be able to make a choice and communicate their choices including consent.
    • To foster positive mental health and well-being including developing interests and hobbies.
    • To be able to keep healthy, understanding how to keep their body healthy inside and out.
    • To prepare them for keeping safe online.
    • To know how to keep themselves safe and who/how to ask for help.
    • To be prepared for changes in their bodies and feelings as they grow, through puberty and beyond.
    • To understand their own and others emotions.


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Our PSHE curriculum equips our pupils with the knowledge and understanding of how to live a safe and fulfilling life by:

    • keeping themselves healthy and safe
    • having good mental health and wellbeing
    • having positive relationships and friendships
    • making choices about hobbies and interests

It will be evidenced through meeting Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) outcomes, and through the PSHE Curriculum, Personal Learning Goals (PLGs), Foundation stage curriculum and Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL) assessment on Evidence for Learning.


The RSHE curriculum adheres to the 2020 statutory Relationship Education, Relationship and Sex Education and Health Education and has been developed, and is delivered, in consultation with parents and our safeguarding governor.

The key aims of RSHE are to:

  • Enable pupils to protect themselves
  • Present information in a sensitive, balanced and objective manner
  • Give opportunity for discussion in a safe environment
  • Provide accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood
  • Encourage the development of appropriate behaviour in their family and community
  • Foster self-awareness and self-esteem
  • Develop a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and others

The topics we cover are:

  • Growing up: physical changes, body changes, hygiene
  • Emotional changes: different feelings for different people
  • Cycle of life: sexual reproduction, birth, sexuality, change and loss
  • Feelings: managing feelings, respecting others, keeping safe
  • Consent and what that means; personal safety / how to say no
  • Family life: different family patterns, marriage and partnerships
  • Celebrating events: birth, marriage

Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE curriculum but not Relationships or Health Education or other sex education which sits in the National Curriculum as part of science.