Relationships & Sex Education

Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) at Sandringham

As part of your child’s educational experience at Sandringham, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) framework which gives our children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.

From September 2020 the Department for Education made Relationships and Health Education (RSE) compulsory in all schools. This is also referred to as Relationships and Sex Education. The new compulsory requirements have been integrated into our existing PSHE and Science curriculum. This also supports our statutory requirements to safeguard pupils and uphold the Equality Act (2010).

What does the guidance mean?

The DfE guidance focuses on healthy relationships and learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up. It covers a wide range of topics which will give the children the information, skills and values to build safe, respectful and positive relationships. It will help them learn to take responsibility for their own well-being. All of the sessions will be age-appropriate and meet the needs of all pupils in the class.

How is this be delivered?

This guidance forms part of our school’s PSHE education curriculum which is taught throughout the school from Reception to Year 2. We use the Jigsaw teaching and learning programme to deliver these topics. Jigsaw is a ‘mindful’ approach which has a strong focus on mental health and well-being. It provides a series of progressive age appropriate lessons which will be delivered by your child’s class teacher. If you would like more information about the statutory Relationships and Health Education, please click on the link to the DfE's parent leaflets which explain the national requirements. For more information on the Jigsaw approach, please click on the link RSE Information for parents and carers. All teaching in PSHE takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned
by our school ethos and values. We set class rules and expectations for these lessons with the children, these include rules similar to:
• Taking turns to speak
• Listening to others
• Respecting privacy
• Showing respect for the views of others
• The right to pass – choosing if and when to speak
• Using kind and positive words

Please see the Policies page for our Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) Policy

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