Health and Relationships Curriculum (HRE)
Our goal is for our children to be prepared for the world they are growing up in:
- To have respect for other people according to the Equality Act 2010
- To stay healthy and safe
- To have a knowledge of their own body
- To form positive, healthy relationships with others
Tower Hamlets is a place where we celebrate our differences and see our diversity as strength. Our borough is ‘No Place for Hate’ and we work to tackle all forms of hate and intolerance. We want our schools to be places which champion this diversity and can make all children, and their families, feel welcome in the school community and within our borough (Guidance from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for all schools).
What do we teach in Health and Relationships Lessons?
Our curriculum for Health and Relationships directly follows the statutory government expectations – see the link to the following document.
HRE lessons are taught once every 2 weeks for 45 minutes.
The teachers teach carefully planned and resourced lessons that have been written, following the school policy and using the government guidelines. Each term the lessons are taught covering the following six knowledge categories:
- Families and people who care for us
- Caring friendships
- Respectful Relationships
- Being Safe
- Mental Wellbeing
- Physical Health
Relationships and Sex Education
The Non Statutory part of the curriculum, Sex Education will be taught in Y6 only. Sex Education is sexual reproduction in humans, reproductive cycle in humans and conception. It is one lesson, not a series of lessons.
- Parents have the option to withdraw their children and parents will be informed of this every year before the lesson.
- A meeting will be held for Year 6 parents a half term before this lesson (every year) and the resources we will use will be shown to the Y6 parents (every year).
- Y6 sex education lessons will be in single sex groups, boys taught by a male teacher (if we have one) and girls by a female teacher.
HRE Curriculum Overview
Please click the link below for a detailed breakdown of what is taught in each year.