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Relationships and Sexual Health Education 2020-2021

Head of PSHEE & RE Department: Mrs. M. Timberlake
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Relationships and Sexual Health Education (RSE) lessons take place in PSHEE 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 will be building on their learning which has been taught progressively since they started school. The pupils will cover these topics:

Year 5

  • Health and Hygiene
  • Body changes (including menstruation)
  • Emotional changes at puberty

Year 6

  • Physical changes (including menstruation) in female and male
  • Emotional changes
  • Human reproduction

Year 7

  • The family
  • Relationships
  • Emotional changes
  • Human reproduction
  • Contraception

Year 8

  • Relationships
  • Domestic violence / personal safety
  • Risky behaviour
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Common misconceptions

Please contact Mrs. Timberlake if you have any issues or questions about our RSE curriculum.

You do have the right to request that your child is withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE.  You are welcome to meet our head teacher to discuss the benefits of RSE education and the reasons behind your decision.

You do not have the right to withdraw your child from any sex education delivered as part of the science curriculum.

Our school RSE policy may be found on this website.