“To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make well informed decisions about their well-being, 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.”
The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019, made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017, make Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education. Department for Education July 2020
The main aims for RSE in Southill school are:
- To enable our pupils to understand and respect their bodies, and be able to cope with the changes puberty brings
- To help our pupils develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development (respect for self and others)
- To support our pupils to have positive self and body-image, and to understand the influences and pressures around them
- To help our pupils make more informed choices when they are older.
- To enable our pupils to develop their emotional literacy so that they can identify and talk about how they are feeling
- To help our pupils develop strategies that promote good mental health and well-being and to recognise when and who to go to if they feel they need help.
Relationships and Sex Education are delivered using the PSHE Jigsaw scheme of work in the units ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’.
Details of the unit outcomes can be found here: