Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education
Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex Education is shortened to RSE in this information below.
Through our Life Curriculum, we aim to provide children with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Providing children with an understanding of healthy and respectful relationships and appropriate boundaries, is a fundamental approach to supporting pupils to grow into confident, caring, responsible and respectful young people.
RSE is taught within our Life Curriculum and in addition some aspects of the statutory curriculum will be taught within other subjects such as Science, P.E. and Computing as well as through assemblies, class discussions and in response to global, national or local issues.
RSE encompasses personal, physical, moral and emotional development. It is part of teaching children to develop and form positive values, attitudes, personal and social skills and increase their knowledge and understanding of how to make informed decisions and life choices.
Below is details of our RSE and Health Education curriculum which is taught through the Life Curriculum alongside other important social and emotional content. Please click on a link to open the curriculum documents for that age group.
Right to Withdraw
Parents have a right to withdraw their children from the elements of our curriculum which are non-statutory/non-science sex education lessons but do not have a right to withdraw from the statutory relationships education, health education or the science curriculum. Further information about this, and what elements in our curriculum are non-statutory can be found in our RSE policy on the policies page of this website and also here.
Parents wanting to withdraw their child are invited to speak to the Headteacher who will explore their concerns and discuss any impact that withdrawal will have on the child. Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing and addressed to the Headteacher. The child will go into another class for the duration of the lessons.