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Relationships and Sexual Health Education 2019-2020

Head of PSHEE & RE Department: Mrs. M. Timberlake
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Relationships and Sexual Health Education (RSE) lessons take place in PSHEE lessons in the summer term. The purpose of RSE is to provide knowledge and understanding of how the human body changes during puberty and how to form healthy, safe relationships. Pupils will learn about the processes of human reproduction, within the context of relationships based on love and respect. They will develop attitudes and an understanding which will help them to form relationships in a responsible and healthy manner. They will gain an appreciation of the value of stable family life, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage.

RSE lessons contain accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood. We aim to establish an awareness of the importance of stable family life and relationships, including the responsibilities of parenthood and commitment.

Pupils will be building on their learning which has been taught progressively since they started school. The pupils will cover these topics:

Year 5: Growing up, puberty and hygiene, gender-stereotypes

Year 6: Love, Marriage/Partnership and Relationships, and puberty and reproduction

Year 7: Healthy relationships (family and friendship), keeping safe within relationships (on- and off-line) and contraception

Year 8: Sexually transmitted infections, relationships, consent and online safety.

Parents are welcome to contact Mrs. Timberlake to discuss the programme or to raise any concerns they have.

Please read our RSE policy Parents may withdraw their children from all or part of sex education that does not form part of the statutory National Curriculum.