RSE at Queniborough Primary School
Our curriculum leader for RSE is Miss Wright.
Ethos and values
Through RSE we deliver key learning that supports the school’s agreed Christian ethos and values. We are committed to following the Church of England Charter for Faith Sensitive and Inclusive Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (See Appendix 3).
Elements of our seven school key values are supported by RSE:
• Respect for self and others
• Building positive caring relationships
• Respecting diversity
• Feeling safe and valued
• Self-awareness and self-esteem
• Exploration of rights, duties and responsibilities
We believe that all pupils should receive accurate information that supports their needs and explains their rights. RSE gives young people the opportunity to explore and develop their own attitudes and values and to respect the views of others.
Definitions and curriculum content
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) supports and guides children and young people in lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, the human biology of sex, sexuality and sexual health. In partnership with parents and carers, we help our young people to understand and manage their physical and emotional development during adolescence and to prepare for the decisions to be made in adult life.
The school’s RSE curriculum (appendix 1) has been designed in consultation with parents, pupils and staff, taking into account the age, needs and feelings of pupils.
The focus of Relationships Education is on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults. DfE guidance requires us to teach objectives under the following topics;
• Families and people who care for me
• Caring Friendships
• Respectful Relationships
• Online Relationships
• Being Safe
ii. Health Education
The focus of Health Education is on teaching the characteristics of good physical health and mental wellbeing. Elements of our Health Education are timetabled to complement and support the teaching of RSE. Dfe guidance requires us to teach objectives under the following topics;
• Mental Wellbeing
• Internet Safety and Harms
• Physical Health and Fitness
• Healthy Eating
• Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco
• Health and Prevention
• Basic First Aid
• The Changing Adolescent Body (Puberty)
iii. Sex Education
The Dfe advise that all primary schools have a programme of Sex Education tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Our programme contains the statutory elements of the Science curriculum (see appendix 2)
Sex education outside of science
Our programme also contains non-statutory content which the school feels is age-appropriate and does an important job of helping to answer some of the questions that pupils ask as they come to the transition period between Primary and Secondary school.
Drawing on the knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science
* Year 5 will follow a unit focusing on physical and emotional development in puberty including periods, personal hygiene and body awareness/image.
* Year 6 will follow a unit to develop an understanding of physical and emotional development in puberty and focusing on positive relationships and consent in intimate adult relationships and how a baby is conceived and born.