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RSE

RSE

The Department for Education is introducing compulsory Relationships Education for primary pupils and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020. Also, from September 2020 it will be compulsory for all schools to teach Health Education.

The aims of Relationships, Sex and Health education (RSHE) at our school are to:

  • Provide a consistent standard of relations, sex and health education across the school
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence, and empathy
  • Promote responsible behaviour
  • Create a positive culture of communication around issues of relationships
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Give pupils an understanding of reproduction and sexual development
  • Ensure that all pupils, by the time they reach secondary school age, are well equipped and on an equal footing, to deal with the secondary RSHE curriculum.
  • To provide all pupils with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to make positive and healthy choices concerning relationships as they grow up and deal with risk.
  • Combat exploitation.

These aims complement those of the Science curriculum in KS1 and KS2.