Our school’s overarching aims and objectives for pupils are to ensure children feel safe, happy and prepared for the challenges in the modern world and as they grow. RSHE is underpinned by a clear set of embedded values and principles that complement the school ethos and permeate through the teaching practice, resources and classroom management of RSHE lessons. Our school values are for the children to be safe, have resilience, be a good learner and to be responsible.
Our school’s vision for RSHE is that in our school, it is about learning about the body, feelings, beliefs, relationships, rights and responsibilities and knowing how and when to ask for help if it is needed. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE empowers children to build self-esteem, offer positive and open views and support mutual respect and celebration of self and others, providing a strong foundation to be successful in life by:
- providing a spiral curriculum, allowing for the development of knowledge relevant to the age and stage of the learner
- providing an inclusive learning environment which is safe and empowering for everyone involved
- teaching non-biased, accurate and factual information that is positively inclusive
- developing character skills to support healthy and safe relationships, ensuring comfortable communication about emotions, bodies and relationships and using appropriate terminology
- promoting critical awareness of differing attitudes and views presented through society, the media and peers to enable the nurturing of personal values based on respect
- providing protection from shock or guilt
- actively involving pupils as evaluators to ensure relevance
- ensuring pupils are informed of their rights, including the legal framework and how to access confidential help to keep themselves and others safe.
Effective RSHE can make a significant contribution to the development of personal skills needed by pupils to establish and maintain relationships. RSHE will ensure children and young people are encouraged to understand the importance of stable, loving relationships, respect, love, and care. It also enables young people to make responsible and informed decisions about their health and wellbeing.
Click here to view our RSE Policy
We have produced a PowerPoint to explain more information – Parent RSE info PowerPoint
Vocabulary used In RSE lessons can be found here
Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s Primary School – A guide for parents
These books may help parents discuss RSE with Year 5 & Year 6 pupils