Relationships, sex and health education is the foundation for a safe, happy, healthy and kind society. Starting with their own families, we want children to feel secure, joyful and compassionate as they grow and move towards adulthood, both online and offline. We want children to be considerate and respectful to themselves and those around them, including those who are different. With parental permission, we want to educate children with age-appropriate information about the basics of sexual reproduction, so they can make informed choices (when they are old and mature enough to do so) and understand the world in which they live.
It covers the following themes:
- Healthy relationships in terms of family, friends and the wider world,
- Emotional wellbeing,
- Physical health,
- Understand the diverse nature of people in their communities,
- How our bodies grow and change as we get older.
For a long time, our ethos has included the following key elements:
- Celebrating diversity,
- Being aspiration,
- Enquiring about the world.
This applies to all areas of pupils’ development and learning. We believe relationships and sex education plays a key part in providing children and young people with the knowledge that enables them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support. Ultimately, this education will help our young people to be happy, healthy and safe, now and in the future.
Prior to the introduction of the new RSHE curriculum, all stakeholders were consulted through questionnaire.