Relationships, Sex and Health Education
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. As a result, Relationships Education is statutory in all primary schools.
Families remain the prime educators in many of these matters and the school has a role to complement and reinforce learning, providing key building blocks for the development of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. Mental wellbeing is a core theme to support individuals to build resilience and be able to be successful members of society.
All schools in Britain are to foster healthy and respectful peer rot peer communication and behaviour and provided an environment which challenges perceived limits on pupils based on their characteristics or those of their family. The school is required to comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, which states that schools must not unlawfully discriminate against pupils because of their age, sex, race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership, or sexual orientation (collectively known as the protected characteristics).
RSHE: What does the school policy say? see below.
RSHE: What is taught ? see the RSHE overview and the SOW ( scheme of work) documents below
Please see below for a list of recommended books to help understand matters of linked to relationships, sex and health education.