Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum intent statement 


At Mareham, our RSHE curriculum ensures that knowledge and key skills are taught in a systematic, well-planned and progressive manner.

At Mareham, our whole curriculum is driven by:

  • creating a sense of awe and wonder – curiosity, excitement, getting children to think and enquire more
  • our place in our world - respect for living things, local, national and global knowledge and beyond, cultures, traditions, diversity
  • vocabulary – refines and enriches communication, better understanding and language

We aim to develop our children – physically, socially, mentally, culturally and spiritually – to embrace lifelong learning with a sense of awe and wonder in order to make a positive contribution to the local and wider community. We intend to equip children with the skills to develop their knowledge through researching and studying places and people from different time periods. Pupils are exposed to a wide and rich curriculum that allows them to apply new vocabulary and knowledge.

Our Christian values shape how we behave, what we say, how we build relationships and how we learn. Our RSHE curriculum is designed to help each child to have tolerance of those with other faiths and beliefs, have a mutual respect of others and apply British values; developing independence for learning, understanding relationships, whilst achieving academically and meeting age-related expectations by the end of their primary education.

We are friendly, inclusive to all and build resilience; encouraging a positive mindset amongst our children as it is often through mistakes that we learn the most. Everyone thrives through feeling safe, confident and valued and the well-being of each and every individual is a priority.


'Live life to the full and create a better future for all.'



At Mareham, children are expected to work hard and demonstrate positive learning behaviours to maximise their own individual learning potential. We are committed to working in partnership with parents as we believe that when home and school work closely together we get the best outcomes. Lessons follow clear objectives and teachers check pupils’ understanding and knowledge, identify misconceptions accurately and provide clear, direct feedback, responding and adapting their teaching as necessary. Open discussions and questioning are used effectively throughout the curriculum.

RSHE is carefully planned over the long term so that pupils acquire and build on the knowledge and cultural capital they need to broaden their horizons, become aspirational citizens and succeed in life.  This is achieved through our schemes (1Decision, The Linking Network) and enrichment opportunities.

Key vocabulary is carefully chosen. This is shared at the start of all lessons. Children are encouraged to use the key vocabulary to talk ‘like a citizen of our world’.



As a Year 6, transitioning into secondary school, we aspire that pupils not only achieve the age-appropriate standard at the end of Key Stage 2; they have a good understanding of the complexities of relationships and sexual matters and a secure knowledge and skills base to navigate their way through these, now and in the future.

Children will know more, remember more and understand more. Children will retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.

They are also enabled to:

  • help them to become confident individuals who have positive body awareness,
  • have an in-depth knowledge of how to keep themselves safe and healthy
  • forge and maintain positive relationships with a diverse range of family and friendship groups, through respect, tolerance and understanding,
  • be able to understand and use correct vocabulary

PSHE Overview