Intent and Aims
The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:
Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
Delivery of RSE
RSE is taught within the personal, social, health and education (PSHE) curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in religious education (RE).
Pupils also receive stand-alone sex education sessions delivered by a trained health professional.
Across all Key Stages, pupils will be supported with developing the following skills:
• Communication, including how to manage changing relationships and emotions
• Recognising and assessing potential risks
• Seeking help and support when required
• Informed decision-making
• Self-respect and empathy for others
• Recognising and maximising a healthy lifestyle
• Managing conflict
• Discussion and group work
Relationships and Sex Education
Parent Consultation 2023
We invited parents to review the RSE policy and documents, including the progression and overview held within the PSHE web page. The letter and documents below were available for parents to review with a Microsoft Form for consultation responses held within the consultation letter attached. The consultation information was sent out by letter via 'Class List' and was signposted within the school newsletter.
The consultation closed on September 29th 2023
The school received 15 responses to the consultation. The redacted feedback is available below. As a result of the feedback, especially around the use of terminology linked to the 2010 Equalities Act, the policy was revised and was agreed by the governing board at the meeting held on November 28th 2023. The updated policy is available below.