ATW RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)


At Atwood Primary School we aim to provide a supportive and nurturing environment which will enable each child to grow in understanding so to reach their full potential emotionally, intellectually, morally, spiritually, physically and socially.  We believe that our school should be an inclusive community where all aim high, achieve well and develop self-confidence, positive values and beliefs, a sense of community, good relationships with others, well-being and caring attitudes towards others.  RSE is central to this ethos and helps build foundations for children to develop the knowledge, skills and strategies to live healthy, safe and responsible lives.


A planned, progressive programme of RSE gradually and appropriately begins to prepare our children for adult life.  It teaches the skills they need to fully manage the natural physical and emotional changes that will happen to them as they grow and mature into healthy, confident and responsible adults.

Atwood follows Croydon Council’s Scheme of Work for RSE which is led by the class teachers through discussions. RSE is taught to each year group, starting in Reception, within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE). Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe


Following the implementation of our broad and balanced combined PSHE, RSE and Well-being curriculum, children will be respectful, independent, responsible and confident members of the community and wider world. Children will be equipped with tools to maintain healthy and positive lifestyles with regard to relationships and person identity. The most significant impact that we want for our pupils is the development of respect for themselves and others to be able to communicate and express the skills, knowledge and understanding that they have attained through a quality curriculum, encompassing PSHE, RSE and Well-being.

Published on 23rd September, 2022

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