“Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.”

George Dei

At Hempland, Relationships Education teaches the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive and safe relationships, with a particular focus on friendships, family relationships and relationships with other peers and adults. We believe that children should learn about relationships as well as the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, human sexuality and sexual health in an age appropriate way. We explore moral questions and dilemmas within this subject.

What RSE looks like at Hempland

  • At Hempland, we follow the SCARF Framework. This is mapped to the PSHE Programme of Study, which includes the Relationships Education Programme of Study.
Safety   Caring   Achievement   Resilience   Friendship
  • The SCARF Framework is split into 6 different units:
    1. Me and My Relationships
    2. Valuing Difference
    3. Keeping Myself Safe
    4. Rights and Responsibilities
    5. Being my Best
    6. Growing and Changing
  • Each year group teaches one unit each half term, ensuring coverage and progression.
  • Some aspects of our RSE curriculum are taught by the school nurse alongside the class teacher in Years 5 and 6.
  • Visitors such as Barnados come into school to deliver a BEAMS session to our Year 4 children.

How we entwine RSE with our Hempland school values


Children are taught the importance of respecting themselves and each other. They are taught the value of respecting cultures and beliefs different to their own, as well as being respectful and tolerant of individuals and their differences, including the LGBTQ+ community.


Children have lots of opportunities to discuss topics that they want to explore. They have the opportunity to take part in RSE related events and awareness days, as well as having visitors in to educate our children about different aspects of RSE.


We aim for our children to feel ambitious about trying to tackle the ongoing issues taught within RSE, for example bullying and equality. We aim for our children to be strong individuals who can stand up for themselves and others around them, and who can go into the world feeling passionate about trying to make the world a better place.


We want all of our children to value themselves and grow up to have a strong sense of self worth and demonstrate resilience and confidence.

How we know our RSE curriculum is successful

  • Children will be able to participate in discussions; sharing thoughts and listening to others; respecting each others opinions and values.
  • Children will show resilience ; understanding that getting things wrong is not failing.
  • Children will grow up with an inclusive mindset, respecting themselves and all who they encounter.
  • Children will work together to create an environment in which everyone feels safe, happy and accepted.
  • Children will feel equipped to go into the world with an understanding of how to look after themselves in terms of their relationships and in how their bodies are growing and changing.