Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education
This subject includes sex education and drugs education. In RSHE we teach life skills which will enable the children to make informed decisions about their well-being. We wish to develop children’s resilience to enable them to become happy, well adapted and successful adults in the future. We recognise the importance of equipping children with the skills and strategies needed to enable them to form healthy relationships with others, build self efficacy and develop their capacity to face risks and challenges in a considered way.
The Governors have decided that the pupils will receive sex education lessons as appropriate for their ages. This will occur mainly in KS2 and in depth for year 5 and 6. Parents can request information with regard to curriculum content and are able to see the materials used in the sex education lessons before they are shown in class.
Over both key stages we teach and discuss with children alcohol and substance use and misuse and help them to develop decision making skills. It is also a parent’s statutory right that they may withdraw their child from Sex Education lessons. Again, parents must inform the Headteacher in writing if they intend to do this.