Parent Consultation on Statutory Changes to Relationships Education and Health Education- September 2020
What is RSE?
- RSE stands for Relationships and Sex Education.
- Children will learn about making and maintaining relationships; about growing up and changes.
- RSE aims to help children feel good about themselves and the choices they make.
- RSE allows children to gain knowledge, develop skills and form positive beliefs and attitudes about themselves and others.
Why teach RSE?
- Prepares children for the physical and emotional changes that will take place at puberty.
- Develops positive attitudes, values and self-esteem and challenges negative attitudes and prejudices.
- Make sense of misinformation in the media and from peers.
- Provides an opportunity to talk about feelings and relationships.
- Promotes the skills necessary for effective communication and loving, caring, respectful and happy relationships.
- Protects children from inappropriate online content and exploitation.
- Statutory part of the science curriculum covering the biological aspects of RSE.
Each year, we hold a RSE open afternoon, where teachers share with parents and carers information on what their child will be learning in RSE that year. It is an opportunity for parents and carers to view any resources that will be used and also to ask any questions they may have.