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Relationships and Health Education (R.H.E.)

At the Hall, we teach Relationships and Health Education (RHE) using SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship)

SCARF's whole-school approach supports primary schools in promoting positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement – the programme covers all of the new Relationships Education and Health Education statutory requirements. More than just a scheme of work, SCARF supports great learning every day. SCARF represents our values for children of Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship.


Please contact the school if you would like more detailed information about our RHE curriculum. 

What Schools Are Expected To Teach

In September 2020 Relationships Education became compulsory in all primary schools in England. Health Education (of which puberty education is a key part) is also compulsory. Schools are encouraged by the DfE to teach sex education as it prepares pupils for their transition to secondary school. Parts of sex education remain non-statutory, but the Department of Education (DfE) recommends that schools teach a sex education programme tailored to the age and physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. This programme should be in line with pupil need, informed by pupil voice and participation in curriculum development, and in response to issues as they arise in the school and wider community.

All schools should work closely with parents when planning and delivering these subjects. Schools should ensure that parents know what will be taught and when, and clearly communicate the fact that they have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE. At the Hall School, this takes place in Y6 and we provide more detailed information about this at the time. Please use the document above that provides more information about our curriculum.

All maintained schools should continue teaching reproduction as part of the Science National Curriculum, and parents do not have the right to withdraw from this.

The DfE produced a guide for parents to help you understand more about statutory Relationships Education and Health Education.

Department for Education (DFE) Guide for Parents