Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
The purpose of school RSE, located within a broader, carefully planned programme of Health & Well-Being education, is gradually and appropriately to prepare children and young people for adult life and positive relationships. It supports them through their physical, emotional and moral development, and helps them to understand themselves, respect others and sustain healthy relationships of all kinds.
We see RSE as laying the foundation for factual knowledge. It prepares children for the changes at puberty, physically, emotionally and socially. It helps develop the child’s skills in being able to apply information, and creates opportunities for reflecting on attitudes and values that may affect their decisions and choices in later years. In primary years, RSE is largely about relationships and the need to focus on friendship, growing and changing, and the building of self-esteem.
Our RSE Lead is Miss N Hier