Relationships and Sex Education

 

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is taught as part of the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum. From September 2020 this aspect of the curriculum became compulsory and will be taught across all year groups.

Relationships and Sex Education plays a vital role in children’s lifelong learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. It aims to give pupils essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitive relationships and to stay safe on and offline. It enables exploration of attitudes and values, helps build self-esteem and confidence to view their sexuality positively.

Relationship and Sex Education is not just learning about growing up, changes and reproduction. It is also about enabling children to make and maintain relationships with others, to understand about human sexuality and to feel good about themselves and the choices they make. This involves helping children to gain knowledge, develop skills and form positive beliefs and attitudes.

We have reviewed our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum and policy to ensure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities

 

In May 2021 the school consulted with parents, staff and governors. This consultation process has supported our decision making on when and how content is covered in the curriculum.  This consultation has enabled us to develop a policy that reflects the needs of our children. We have included additional information in our policy about consent and what this means at different ages for children.

 

Please see links below to the RSE Policy, supporting documents and whole school PSHE overview.

 

DFE RSE Primary Schools Guide for Parents

RSE Policy June 2021

RSE Expectations by the end of Primary School

PSHE Whole School Overview