Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

RSE is a planned programme of learning about the emotional, social, legal and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, gender identity, human sexuality and sexual health that provides children and young people with:

  • the essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful, equal and non exploitative friendships and relationships, for managing risk and for staying safe.
  • the opportunities to explore attitudes and values within a safe and inclusive learning environment that values every person and acknowledges different faith, cultural and personal perspectives on relationships and sex.

RSE education offers our pupils significant opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to achieve, to be resilient and to lead lives that are safe, confident, happy, healthy, responsible and independent. It aims to help them to understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally and explore a range of attitudes and values.

All topics will be sensitively approached and careful consideration and differentiation is used to ensure that delivery is at the right level for pupils, regardless of their year group when participating in each cycle. In order that children receive information at an appropriate age, although the PSHE/RSE programme is a rolling programme due to mixed age classes, some aspects will be taught each year, only to year 6.

The schemes of work we use are taken from a PSHE/RSE Programme specifically commissioned and designed for schools in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This programme has been developed by Brook, Cornwall Healthy Schools and in association with HeadStart Kernow. The programme has been funded by Cornwall Council and NHS England.

Parents have the right to remove their child from sex education lessons.