Lakeside Primary School

Relationships & Health Education

We want all children at Lakeside to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from September 2020, all children began being taught Relationships and Health Education. 

These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child. 

Our curriculum has the flexibility to deliver the content in a way that is age and developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious background of our pupils. 

Relationships Education
Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online.  Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, we will cover how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect. 

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:
• families and people who care for me
• caring friendships
• respectful relationships
• online relationships
• being safe

Health Education
Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise. 

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:
• mental wellbeing
• internet safety and harms
• physical health and fitness
• healthy eating
• facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco
• health and prevention
• basic first aid
• changing adolescent body

There are a number of helpful leaflets and copies of our most recent presentation to parents which can be found below.

  • Click here for the Department for Education's Relationships Advice for Schools
  • Click here for a Relationships Education Primary School Guide for Parents & Carers
  • Click here for a copy of the Relationships Education Presentation for Parents January 2020


 The Lakeside RSE Policy can be found in the Key Policies section of the school website.