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RHSE (Relationships, Health and Sex Education)

At Berrow, we believe each child should be valued and understood as an individual: academically, socially and emotionally. The principal focus of Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) teaching is to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society.

“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.”

“ These subjects represent a huge opportunity to help our children and young people develop. The knowledge and attributes gained will support their own, and others’ wellbeing and attainment and help young people to become successful and happy adults who make a meaningful contribution to society.”

Secretary of State Foreword, DfE Guidance 2019

We teach about relationships, sex and health education through different aspects of our curriculum. Relationships and Health Education plays an essential part in our curriculum throughout the school year, and while we carry out the main RHSE education in our PSHE lessons, some aspects are taught through Science Computing, Religious Education and Physical Education. RSHE is also an important part of our Worship where children’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenged and nurtured. We deliver the RSHE curriculum through quality first teaching, the sharing of good practice and a whole school approach which follows our three school rules: Be Ready, Be Respectful and Be Safe. 

In term six, we write to all families to inform them of what will be taught as part of our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum. We also hold parent/carer workshops to share the rationale, lessons and resources for the Jigsaw theme ‘Changing Me’ to share new content. This ensures we establish a partnership which allows us to listen to questions and concerns from families, and to share our approaches and strategies so that we are mutually supportive.

Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education - Department of Education Guidance