The Carey Federation

Relationships and Sex Education

Our Relationship and Sex Education Intent

“Aim High; Be Resilient and Take care of each other.’’ Our Federation motto affirms a deliberate cultivation of character traits and positive personal attributes in the individual, which is embodied through our carefully planned Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) lessons.

Our RSE curriculum is designed to equip children with the knowledge and confidence to be able to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships, as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. We are committed to teaching this in the context of our schools and our local communities.

Our Relationship and Sex Education Implementation

Across the Federation, we teach RSE through using Coram Life Education Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship, (SCARF) resources. SCARF is a comprehensive Scheme of Work from Reception through to Year 6. It brings together PSHE, of which RSE is a part, in a comprehensive scheme of learning. The SCARF scheme is progressive and sequential so resources and lessons build the essential foundations – crucial for children to achieve their best both academically and socially.

Our Relationship and Sex Education Impact

Through our RSE teaching we want to encourage children’s personal reflection on their learning. The SCARF resources create opportunities for them to record what they found helpful, thought-provoking and or challenging. This reflection helps them to think about where their learning might take them to next. This model of assessment also allows us to reflect on the child’s individual levels of confidence and understanding so that teaching reflects the need of the children.


For each unit there is a specially designed pre and post unit assessment activity. Conducted twice, this first determines the baseline; it’s then repeated at the end of the unit, which enables teachers to monitor progress, record key points and identify areas for further development.

We welcome the opportunity to consult about the teaching of PSHE/RSE. The role of parents/careers in the development of their children’s understanding about relationships is vital. We value working with you to deliver the best RSE teaching to our children. Please access the parent consultation link below to complete a short survey


You will also find our draft RSE policy, a parent consultation PowerPoint, and government guidance and SCARF information below.


Many Thanks for your continued support.

Parent Consultation

We value your views and questions on the RSE Policy and how it will be delivered. Please click on this link to share your views:

The Carey Federation RSE Consultation for Parents September 2021

The consultation will be open until Friday 1st October 2021.