Relationships and Sex Education 2020-2021
Head of PSHEE & RE Department: Mrs. M. Timberlake
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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) lessons take place in PSHE lessons in the summer term. The purpose of RSE is to provide knowledge and understanding of how the human body changes during puberty and how to form healthy, safe relationships. Pupils will learn about the processes of human reproduction, within the context of relationships based on love and respect. They will develop attitudes and an understanding which will help them to form relationships in a responsible and healthy manner. They will gain an appreciation of the value of stable family life, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage
RSE lessons contain accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood. We aim to establish an awareness of the importance of stable family life and relationships, including the responsibilities of parenthood and commitment.
Pupils’ areas of learning are all dictated by the Department of Education and PHSE Association’s guidance.
Pupils will be building on their learning which has been taught progressively since they started school. The pupils will cover these topics:
Autumn Term: on their return to school after lockdown, all pupils will complete a well-being unit to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
- Respect and bullying: Mutual respect; Sharing points of view; Stereotypes; Types of bullying and how to get help; Discrimination.
- Staying safe: Privacy and personal boundaries; Acceptable and unacceptable contact; Permission-seeking and giving; Personal safety.
- Growing and changing: Growing up; Puberty, including periods and wet dreams; Sleep.
- Healthy lifestyles: Physically and mentally healthy lifestyles; Healthy sleep habits; Dental health; Managing stress; Accessing health services
- Relationships: Healthy and positive relationships, including intimate relationships; Expectations and stereotypes in relationships; Managing strong feelings; The concept of consent.
- Friendships and diversity: Respectful relationships and conflict resolution, including online; Equality, diversity and tackling prejudice; Bullying, including online
Our school RSE policy can be found on this website.
Parents/carers are not able to withdraw their child from any aspect of Relationships Education or Health Education (which includes learning about the changing adolescent body and puberty). Parents/carers will only be able to withdraw their child from aspects of Sex Education which are not part of the science curriculum.
Parents are welcome to meet our head teacher to discuss the benefits of RSE education and the reasons behind their decision.