Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
We believe relationships, sex and health education is important for our pupils and our school because:
- It is giving children the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships.
- It is about giving children the opportunity to put knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts.
- It is the recognition that everyone faces difficult situations in their lives and how relationship and sex eduation can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
RSE is part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum in our school delivered through the Jigsaw PSHE 3-11 scheme. While we use sex education to inform children about sexual issues, we do this with regard to matters of morality and individual responsibility, and in a way that allows children to ask and explore moral questions. We do not use sex education as a means of promoting any form of sexual orientation.
In addition to our relationships teaching through the Jigsaw PSHE 3-11 scheme, we teach the Equality Act 2010 through our teaching of the ‘No Outsiders’ ethos using sensitive and age appropriate content and resources. ‘No Outsiders’ promotes respect and tolerance for all of the protected characteristics including sexual orientation and gender reassignment.