Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy and Information

As part of your child’s educational experience at Trevisker Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is a fundamental part of our approach to support pupils to grow into confident, caring and respectful young citizens.

As stated in the draft Policy, the school is well aware that the primary role in children’s RSE lies with parents and carers and that is why we invited parents to shape our curriculum through the parent questionnaire. We have taken your comments on board confirming you have read it (link below) and asking for you to complete the Consultation Survey (link below) and raise any questions or comments there. We wish to build a positive and supporting relationship with the parents of children at our school through mutual understanding, trust and co-operation. If you have any questions about what your child is learning, you are encouraged to contact your child’s class teacher or the PSHE co-ordinator.

 

What does RSE look like at Trevisker?

Below is a brief summary of the units we will be covering; more detail is available in the policy.

Term

Puzzle (unit)

Content

Autumn 1

Being Me in My World

Includes understanding my own identity and how I fit well in the class, school and global community.

Autumn 2

Celebrating Difference

Includes anti-bullying (cyber and homophobic bullying included) and understanding.

Spring 1

Dreams and Goals

Includes goal-setting, aspirations, who do I want to become and what would I like to do for work and to contribute to society.

Spring 2

Healthy Me

Includes drugs and alcohol education, self-esteem and confidence as well as healthy lifestyle choices, sleep, nutrition, rest and exercise.

Summer 1

Relationships

Includes understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills, bereavement and loss.

Summer 2

Changing Me

Includes Relationships and Sex Education in the context of coping positively with change.

 

RSE is a statutory part of our curriculum but the right to withdraw from some lessons is explained in the Policy – see Section 5.4 of the Policy.

How do I find out more?

Detailed information about the RSE curriculum at Trevisker is set out in our Policy. Further information is available about the curriculum we follow in the following guidance documents:

  •          What is Jigsaw?
  •          How does Jigsaw deal with these subjects?
  •          RSE - Expectations for the end of Primary school

The Department for Education has also created the following guidance document:

  •          Understanding relationships and health education in your child’s school: primary

Should you have any further questions, please contact your child’s class teacher or the PSHE Co-ordinator.