Relationship, Health and Sex Education
To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
High quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. They can also enable schools to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school and in society.
What is covered in this Subject?
We have adopted our curriculum from the Diocese of Bath and Wells. An overview of the outcomes achieved by the end of each key stage are outlined in the documents below.
We teach our sex education in the summer term of Year 6 (Document D3 below). This is the one aspect of this subject where children may be withdrawn from the sessions if that is what parents/carers feels is appropriate for their child. For parents/carers of Year 6 pupils who would like to discuss anything further about this, do please contact the school office in the first instance. Mr Rycroft will then be in touch to share more information about the process of withdrawing your child or to answer any questions you may have.