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RHE (Relationships and Health Education)

RHE (Relationships and Health Education) Intent


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 aim to provide pupils with an understanding of keeping and feeling safe both in their daily lives and digital life.


To do this we will also enable pupils to develop an understanding of their mental wellbeing and how they can deal with any challenges they experience and also how they can reach out for help should the need arise. RSE will give pupils the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if problems arise either while they are in education or as an adult. It also helps pupils to develop an understanding of the importance of a healthy and active life so that they can maintain and manage their own mental health.


At Our Lady of Lourdes, we are helping to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and character; this is fundamental to pupils being happy, successful and productive members of society. We want pupils to recognise their self-worth and understand about their rights and responsibilities. Central to this is pupils’ ability to believe that they can achieve goals, both academic and personal; to stick to tasks that will help them achieve those goals, even when the reward may be distant or uncertain; and to recover from knocks and challenging periods in their lives.


In order to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts.



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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School

Chestnut Drive, Wanstead, E11 2TA