RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)
Our RSE curriculum aims to equip children and young people with the information, skills and values which they will need to lead safe, fulfilling, enjoyable relationships and help them go on, beyond primary school, to take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being.
In line with the DFE 2019 guidance, the focus of our RSE will be on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive, healthy, respectful relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults in all contexts, including online.
The Governors’ policy for sex education, interprets the teaching of sex education in a broad sense, regarding it as one aspect of growing up responsibly; a process of socialisation which includes the development of good relationships, self-esteem, morality and respect. In most circumstances sex education is set in a much wider health education context. In upper Key Stage 2 sex education has a more specific, although gentle, focus and, prior to our teaching it, parents are invited to view the materials used and to discuss the content.
Parents have a right to withdraw children from sex education, but the Head Teacher would appreciate it, should parents wish to do this, that they discuss the matter beforehand.