Fernvale Primary School

Fernvale Primary School

A place to learn and grow

Somerby Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 9PR


0116 241 6722

Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education and RSE


Our PSHE education programme equips pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals.  We have designed our curriculum around the Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education curriculum.

We understand that today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.



We use the Cambridge Personal Development Programme and R-Time to deliver our PSHE and RSE curriculum in a graduated, age-appropriate and purposeful manner that supports pupils' understanding. These can be seen by clicking on the links below. We also cover key themes within our PE, Science and Computing curriculum and integrate teaching where appropriate. 

All our pupils will have in-depth understanding of themselves and of the diversity of people in the world to give them the knowledge, skills and attributes to manage their own life, now and in the future.   

Our PSHE curriculum is created from the Cambridgeshire Primary Personal Development Programme.  The Cambridgeshire scheme was chosen because it ensures our children receive PSHE lessons that are relevant and purposeful. Areas are built upon as the children progress through the school in an age-appropriate manner. It gives children skills across a range of areas including emotional, health and communication. 

They will also have an in-depth knowledge of relationships, health, their bodies, their community and how to stay safe.   The RSE aspect of the curriculum was introduced following consultation with children, parents, children and stakeholders to ensure it meets Government requirements and our children’s needs.   

The curriculum covers all areas, which are:  

  • Myself and My Relationships  
  • Citizenship  
  • Healthier and Safer Lifestyles. 

PSHE and RSE Curriculum Outline / Framework

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We have carefully reviewed the resources we use to support our teaching, to ensure they are appropriate to the age and needs of the children but please read the information first to ensure it is appropriate for your child.   

Advice For Talking To Children About Relationships And Sex Education

To read the government guidance for Primary parents/carers on RSE, follow this link:    

We keep parents informed of the education their child will receive before undertaking RSE lessons in Years 4-6 so they are enabled to continue the conversations started in class at home. 

Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of the statutory RSE. There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education or Health Education.  The Relationships Education, RSE, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools. 

 year-3-and-4---healthy-and-safer-lifestyles-rse (1).pdfDownload
 Rationale for Teaching SRE in Primary School.pdfDownload
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School Council

Fernvale’s school council also takes an active role in supporting our learning through their contributions and fundraising ideas. In addition, Year 5/6 children work as mentors during breaks in their role as playground leaders, and  Book Buddies for peer support. The whole school takes an active role in support against bullying and all classes take part in the anti-bullying week every November.

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