RSE Consultation

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE): new requirements from 2020

What is it? 

Relationship and Sex Education is lifelong learning about physical, sexual, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care for family life. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.

At Brindley Heath Academy we believe that it is important to prepare children for puberty and give then an age appropriate understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene.

Our Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum works in partnership with our PSHE and Science Curriculums to provide children with a wide range of learning opportunities and experiences that will help them develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy and to create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationship.

As part of our curriculum development, we have created and set out how Brindley Heath Academy will teach Relationships and Health Education and we are holding a consultation for parents to share their views. Please watch the video for further information. The consultation period will run from 5.3.21 until 19.3.21 at 4pm. You can ask questions and share feedback about the curriculum and policy to Mrs Edwards-Smith. 

What sort of content should children cover? 

Relationships education expectations

By the end of primary, pupils will need to know:

Families and people who care for the pupil

That families are important for children growing up because they can give love, security and stability
The characteristics of healthy family life: commitment to each other, including in times of difficulty; protection and care for children and other family members; the importance of spending time together and sharing each other’s lives
That others’ families, either in school or in the wider world, sometimes look different from their family, but that they should respect those differences and know that other children’s families are also characterised by love and care
That stable, caring relationships, which may be of different types, are at the heart of happy families, and are important for children’s security as they grow up
That marriage (available to both opposite and same sex couples) and civil partnerships represent a formal and legally recognised commitment of two people to each other which is intended to be lifelong
How to recognise if family relationships are making them feel unhappy or unsafe, and how to seek help or advice from others if needed

Caring friendships

Respectful relationships

Online relationships

Being safe

Health education expectations

By the end of primary, pupils will need to know:

Mental wellbeing

Internet safety and harms

Physical health and fitness

Healthy eating

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Health and prevention

Basic first aid

Changing adolescent bodies

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