RSHE and British Values

Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

What is meant by “Relationship and Sex Education”?

Relationships and Sex Education is defined by the PSHE Association as ’learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health’. This content is delivered in an age appropriate way in our school with regard to the age and stage of pupils.


The policy at Renishaw Primary School is in line with current regulations from the Department of Education (DfE) on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (Feb 2019).

Relationships Education and Health Education are taught in Renishaw Primary School as statutory subjects. Elements of sex education, though non-statutory, are also part of an integrated PSHE programme of work. For the purposes of this policy, we will refer to Relationships Education and Sex Education as combined subjects, as any learning about the physical and sexual aspects of growing up is taught in the context of positive healthy relationships.

Relationships and Sex Education make a significant contribution to the school’s legal duties to:

 · Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life

 · Promote the spiritual, moral, social cultural mental and physical development of pupils Governing bodies are required by the Education (No.2) Act 1986 and also the 1993 Education Act to prepare and keep up to date statements of policy on the content and organisation of any sex education in their schools. In making this statement the governors have taken into account the National Curriculum document for Science.


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