Rochester Riverside Primary School

PSHE including RSE

In our school, we believe relationships lie at the very heart of what it means to be human. We believe we are created in the image of God; a God who is love,

“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

Loving relationships enable us all to flourish. Rochester Riverside PSHE and RSE Policies are written to reflect our school vision: 



Jesus said, “I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10) 

This is the precept upon which Rochester Riverside is founded. We are committed to enabling each member of our community to flourish. 

With the role model of Christ as our cornerstone, we are building together a new community - a bridge from our past to the future. 


Curriculum Intent in PSHE:

In Rochester Riverside we aim to support pupils to: 

  • Promote Christian values. 
  • Develop respect for others. 
  • Develop confidence and responsibility and to make the most of their abilities.
  • Develop a healthy and safe lifestyle.
  • Develop good relationships and to acknowledge the differences between people. 
  • Be aware of safety issues.
  • Actively promote British Values. 
  • Be independent and responsible members of a community, such as school


Curriculum Intent in RSE:

In Rochester Riverside we believe:

  • RSE involves lifelong learning about ourselves including our emotions, self-esteem, relationships, rights and responsibilities, sexual behaviour, sexuality and sexual health. It takes place in many contexts: at home, at school and in the community.

  • RSE is an entitlement for all young people and values the worth of all pupils taking into account difference and diversity; part of ensuring that the Equality Act of 2010 is applied in the school. It recognises that there is no hierarchy of protected characteristics in the Equality Act.
  • RSE must be inclusive and meet the needs of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities by giving careful consideration to the level of differentiation needed. In some cases, the content and/or delivery will have to be adapted.

  • RSE is most effective when provided in the wider context of social and emotional
    development. In school, successful RSE is firmly rooted in personal, social and health education (PSHE).

  • RSE must enable young people to gain information, develop and transfer skills and explore attitudes and values, in order to support informed decision-making.

  • RSE is an ongoing process which should start at home and continue in school. It is a partnership with parents and this positive effort will continue to be made to involve parents. 


PSHE including RSE Pilgrim Progress

The ‘Pilgrim Progress’ is bespoke series of documents which forms the backbone of our own curriculum, ensuring implementation of appropriate subject coverage and expectation, whilst allowing for personalisation particular to our Pilgrim children.