Relationship, Sex and Health Education
Why is Relationship, Sex and Health Education important?
High quality RSHE ensures that children and young people are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to cope with the many pressures and challenges of modern society. Learning about friendships and family in RSHE are the building blocks to help children to understand themselves and others. However, knowledge alone is not enough.
Developing skills such as listening, negotiation and decision making means young people will be more prepared to take responsibility for, and enjoy, positive relationships without negative experiences.
RSHE makes a positive contribution to health and wellbeing by supporting children and young people's ability to learn, achieve and flourish.
Technology is evolving and moving on at a tremendous pace. Protecting children from inappropriate online content, cyber-bullying and exploitation is more necessary than ever. RSHE is a comprehensive program that can be used to educate children.
The RSHE Curriculum
From September 2020, Primary schools are required by the Government to teach Relationship, Sex and Health Education. At Barrington we have delivered the RSHE curriculum through PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) and via other subjects such as Science for many years. We have reviewed our curriculum and adjusted it to ensure it covers all areas now required.
Relationship Education is designed to help children to have positive and safe relationships with family, friends and online.
Health Education will help children to make good decisions about their health and wellbeing and enable them to know how to seek support if any health issues arise for themselves or others.
Relationship Education is explored through the following areas:
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
- Sex Education - this is not compulsory in primary schools. Primary schools that choose to teach sex education should tailor teaching to take account of the age and maturity of their pupils and must allow parents to withdraw their children if they choose to.
These areas will be taught through three main themes:
> Health and Wellbeing
>Living in the Wider World
To view the RSHE Policy click here
To view the PSHE/RSHE curriculum document click here
To view feedback from the Parent Survey click here