Supporting Relationships and Sex Education in Schools 5-11 years

Closed 21 Jan 2022

Opened 15 Dec 2021


Following the introduction of a statutory curricula and the expressed need from schools, this is a survey of support needs across the Relationships and Sex Education curricula of Lewisham Schools that will inform commissioning external support across academic years 2022/23 and 2023/24.

This survey aims to help us understand support needs for Lewisham primary and special schools.  It is based on curricula requirements from the Department for Education. It reflects the differing focus on relationship and sex for primary and secondary schools. Topics for Primary schools are:  Families and people who care for me, Caring friendships,  Respectful relationships, Online relationships, Being safe, Managing difficult questions. In secondary schools the topics are: Families, Respectful relationships, including friendships, Online and media,  Being safe, Intimate sexual relationships, including sexual health and the law.

It has been suggested by the Sex Education Forum that disabled pupils and pupils with special educational needs should work towards the national curricula with specific focus on four interconnected areas of learning: Personal care and hygiene, Relationships and sex education, Appropriate behaviour, including addressing sexualised behaviour and Safeguarding.


  • Bellingham
  • Blackheath
  • Brockley
  • Catford South
  • Crofton Park
  • Downham
  • Evelyn
  • Forest Hill
  • Grove Park
  • Ladywell
  • Lee Green
  • Lewisham Central
  • Perry Vale
  • Rushey Green
  • Sydenham
  • Telegraph Hill


  • Professional stakeholders (e.g. teachers, GPs, police etc.)


  • Health and wellbeing