10 ways to join up PSHE between primary and secondary

Sorting out your own school’s approach isn't the only issue when it comes to teaching relationships, says Alice Hoyle

Why we need to link up relationships education in primary and secondary schools

As we all know, the Year 6s in primary schools are the bigwigs – they are the ones treated with the most respect, with the highest expectations for their learning and behaviour. Yet the Year 7s in secondary schools are the “babies”, the ones who need nurturing, and perhaps not as much is expected of them in learning and behaviour.

This leads to the common issue of their attainment and progression stalling in the transition between primary and secondary school. I have always found this particularly marked in relation to teaching PSHE – in particular, RSE (relationships and sex education).

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