Relationships and Sex education (RSE)
In line with the government’s guidance, we will commence the teaching of the new statutory Relationships and Sex education (RSE) this term. It is compulsory to teach Relationships Education in primary schools and we will be on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.
Each year group will have an allocated time on their timetable for the teaching of Personal development. The main areas of teaching will be as follows -
Families and friendships
Focus on positive relationships including online
Understanding how to stay safe and recognizing appropriate and/or inappropriate behaviours
Respecting ourselves and others
Expressing our opinions while respecting the opinions of others
Living in the wider world
Belonging to a community
Rights and responsibilities of belonging to a community, valuing diversity and looking after the environment
Media literacy and digital resilience
Using the internet and sharing information online
Money and work
Jobs, influences on career choices and managing finances
Health and wellbeing
Physical health and well being
Health choices and habits, balanced lifestyle and mental health
Growing and changing
Growing older, personal identity and the reproductive cycle of humans
Safety in different environments and at home including keeping personal information safe.
Sex education is not compulsory in primary schools however as part of the Science curriculum pupils will continue to be taught about the human body (including puberty) and reproduction in some plants and animals.
We will ensure that all teaching and materials are appropriate having regard to the age and religious backgrounds of our pupils. Further information will be available on our school website soon.