Relationship, Sex Education (RSE)
Relationships and Sex Education supports and guides children and young people in lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, the human biology of sex and sexuality. It is compulsory for all primary school children to receive relationship education. At RPS we follow the Christopher Winter’s Project. This is a scheme of work that includes lesson plans and teaching materials for Reception to Year 6. It builds on learning from previous years and revisits topics each year to cover them in greater depth. It includes lesson material on topics such as keeping clean, families, gender differences, personal space, puberty, relationships and many other topics.
Children at RPS are taught the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive healthy relationships. They are taught to be caring and show respect for others and to expect this for themselves. This includes teaching children about many different types of families; care is taken to avoid stigmatisation of any groups. Children are taught about equality and respect in line with the equality act 2010. Teaching about being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is approached factually and according to the rule of law. It is taught in the context of families and relationship’s in an age appropriate way.
Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from sex education, which is delivered at RPS in year 6. This request must be made to the Head of School or Executive Head Teacher. This request will be discussed with parents in person. Please see our RSE school policy for more detail.