We believe that PSHCE is a crucial part of learning for every child and have a curriculum which fits with The National Curriculum on PSHCE, Relationships Education and our own school values of Love, Hope and Forgiveness.
To understand more about Relationships Education, parents may find it helpful to read this guide.
RSE Statement of Intent
As a school, we ensure that we address all areas of Relationship and Sex Education and PSHE at an age-appropriate level and in a sensitive and inclusive manner. We have an open-door policy towards discussing any issues with parents. Our parents have access to our topics and schemes of work – this allows our parents the opportunity to support the teaching we are covering in school to be explored further at home.
We believe Relationship and Sex Education is important for all our pupils and our school because it prepares our children with the knowledge, understanding and skills which will enable them to make informed choices about their current and future relationships. It is not our job to promote any specific relationship as more important or better than another: we simply aim to engender a culture where people are free to make their own choices, free of prejudice and judgment. In line with Christian teachings, everyone is valued and loved, including those from the LGBTQ+ communities (Equalities Act 2014).
Relationship and Sex Education is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships and reproduction. It will equip children and young people with accurate information, positive values and the skills to enjoy healthy, safe and positive relationships, to celebrate their uniqueness and to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing now and in the future. In sessions, children’s understanding is evaluated using formative assessments such as mind maps. Assessments such as these aim to demonstrate what the child knew at the start of the session and how their knowledge and understanding has changed/improved. Further assessment approaches can be found on the PSHE Association schemes of work.
Relationship and Sex Education is an integral part of our PHSE programme (which follows the PSHE Association model ), an area which is considered important throughout our school. We will be guided in our teaching of it by the values and principles of the Church of England.
For our full RSE Policy, see here: