Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

Faith sensitive and inclusive Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (RSHE) resources to guide church schools.

The following resources are suggested to help guide Church schools in this fast-changing area. Find faith-sensitive and inclusive Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (RSHE) resources to guide all schools from primary through to secondary age students.

From September 2020, legislation changed the law about what schools must teach about RSHE. It made it clear that all schools should approach RSHE in a faith sensitive and inclusive way and recommended an age-appropriate provision of sex education at primary level.

In the Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education, we recommend that Church schools use the ‘Valuing All God’s Children’ document as the lens through which RSHE is planned for and taught. The links below may be useful.


Useful Links

The Church of England’s helpful page on RSHE – This includes information about legislation and the CofE Charter.

‘Towards a Model RSHE Policy’ – A document created by the SDBE team in consultation with clergy, governors and headteachers which will help your school put together a Policy for RSHE.

Valuing All God’s Children – In its second edition (2019) this document is very useful guidance for Church of England schools on challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

Goodness and Mercy Website - a comprehensive resource for Church of England and Methodist Schools for teaching RSHE. It is completely free and the wide range of materials include lesson plans, knowledge organisers and progression grids. Goodness and Mercy sets out the theological links about relationships to the concepts in Understanding Christianity.

Written resource from the Diocese of Bristol - Written by Katy Staples, Schools Adviser for Bristol Diocese and author of “Valuing All God’s Children” (2017) and co-author of “Love and Sex Matters” (2011), the Board of Education commends it as an extremely helpful resource. For further information regarding anything on the website, please contact katy.staples@bristoldiocese.org.


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