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RSE - Relationships and Sex Education

Relationships and Sex Education

What is RSE?
RSE is the new curriculum that the DfE have published that must be now implemented throughout primary and secondary schools. 

The document states: 
- In primary schools, we want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. 

The aim is to: 
- help children to develop the ability to be able to deal with the challenges that they will face as they move through the different stages of their lives.

RSE
1) Relationships Education - compulsory at Primary level
2) Relationships and Sex Education - compulsory at Secondary level and optional at Primary level (however we are opting into this part of the curriculum)
3) Health Education - compulsory at Primary level

The curriculum covers a wide range of objectives that range from recognising happiness in families, the difference between families, how to keep healthy, the impact of drugs and alcohol, and in Year 6 looking at mental illness and some elements of sex education. 

The areas covered by the end of Primary are:
- Families and People Who Care for me
- Caring Friendships
- Respectful Relationships
- Online Relationships
- Being Safe
- Mental Wellbeing
- Internet Safety and Harms
- Physical Health and Fitness
- Healthy Eating
- Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
- Health and Prevention
- Basic First Aid
- Changing Adolescent Body (between 9-11 years old)
 

How will we teach RSE in school?

The majority of our RSE lessons will be included within our PATHS lessons.  Any objectives that can't be covered within PATHS will be taught alongside e.g. PE or Science.  If necessary, some RSE lessons will be taught as stand alone lessons.  ALL children will take part in Relationship lessons.  

 

Sex Education 

Children will begin to be introduced to elements of Sex Education from Year 4 which will increase through Years 5 and Years 6. The RSE policy is available upon request from the school office.  Parents do have the option to withdraw children from Sex Education lessons if they wish.  

 

Please contact school if you have any questions regarding the new RSE curriculum. 

 

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