Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is about the emotional, social and cultural development of students, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity.
RSE involves a combination of sharing information and exploring issues and values.
RSE is not about the promotion of sexual activity.
We have developed the curriculum in consultation with parents, students and staff, taking into account the age, needs and feelings of students. If students ask questions outside the scope of this policy, teachers will respond in an appropriate manner so they are fully informed and don’t need to seek answers online.
We believe that developing students to become equipped members of society, both on a local and global level, requires explicit teaching of a thorough Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum. The PSHE curriculum is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which young people acquire knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
For further details you can view the PHSE and Relationships and Sex Education policy here