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PSHE and RHE at Hillcrest 


As an infant academy we must provide relationships education to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.

We do not have to follow the National Curriculum but we are expected to offer all pupils a curriculum that is similar to the National Curriculum including requirements to teach science. Due to the age of the children at Hillcrest Early Years Academy, no sex education will be taught.

In teaching RHE, we are required by our funding agreements to have regard to guidance issued by the secretary of state as outlined in section 403 of the Education Act 1996.


The Education Reform Act 1988 and The Education Act 2002, Section 1, places upon us a statutory responsibility to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which:

· Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and society

· Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Relationships and Health Education is a lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the importance of family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care.


At Hillcrest Early Years Academy we teach PSHE and RHE as set out in the policy.