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Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) And Relationship & Sex Education (RSE)

PSHE – What’s it all about?

PSHE is about children discovering ways of becoming healthier, more independent, and more responsible members of society.

The subject matter helps encourage children to recognise and articulate their feelings, not only that; we want our young people to manage these feelings in a positive way, to build and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of people.

PSHE will help children feel more positive about themselves, pupils will be better prepared to understand and manage risk, and be more responsible for themselves. 

More information can be found on the governments website

And more here 

RSE – What’s it all about?

RSE is compulsory in all primary schools, that is worth knowing from the start.  All primary schools are required to teach children about relationships and health.  Sex education is not compulsory in primary school (more on that in due course).

How the RSE curriculum is taught is largely down to the school themselves, it must however be age appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious backgrounds of individuals.

It has been added to the curriculum to reflect modern times and is designed to:

  1. Allow children the best opportunity to grow up healthy and safe.
  2. Prepare all children for successful adult lives.
  3. Empower children giving them the ability to make informed decisions about their own health and relationships with others.

More information can be found by on the governments website

The school will be in touch with all parents in due course to give further detail on this sensitive subject, including sex education.  Any question should be withheld until that time please.