We are proud to be part of a large multi-cultural school community which embraces its diversity. Schools should provide a safe environment for all pupils, regardless of their religion, cultural heritage or sexual orientation.

It is also important that pupils are given the tools to understand the world around them and to respect and comply with equalities legislation. Bullying and prejudicial treatment in all its forms is challenged at Loughborough.

From September 2020, all primary schools in England will be required to teach Relationships Education, all secondary schools in England will be required to teach Relationships and Sex Education, and all schools in England will be required to teach Health Education. At primary level, all schools will be required to teach about different types of committed stable relationships, which includes LGBT relationships. 

Parents will not have the right to withdraw their children from Relationships Education, however, parents can request to withdraw their children from Sex Education during primary school. Where families may have concerns or queries, we invite you to make an appointment with a senior leader who will be happy to meet with you.

The curriculum will offer the opportunity to discuss issues around self-esteem, identity, acceptance and anti-bullying strategies. These themes will be explored across the curriculum. We ensure all pupils are expected to understand the importance of equality and respect. We are proud of our commitment to the Equality Act 2010; at Loughborough Primary we dedicate time and resource to supporting all pupils to respect people who are different to them and helping to tackle prejudice-based bullying.

All teaching will be age-appropriate and at Loughborough, we are currently developing an approach that works best for our pupils and the local community, while being mindful of our legal obligations under the new guidance. Our aim is to help foster a safe, supportive school environment for young people to grow up in and to build confidence in this teaching. 

At Loughborough, we believe PSHE is an integral part of our school life. We work together to help our children understand themselves physically, emotionally and socially to help our children become global citizens and lead happy fulfilled lives. We place a high premium on the ability to deepen and develop a pupils’ sense of their place in the world and their understanding of social justice, in order that may develop their autonomy and to empower them to become agents of change.


Subject Documents Date  
PSHE Progression Document 26th May 2021 Download