John Stainer

Relationship and Sex (RSE) Education

Relationship and sex education is compulsory in all primary schools, and children may not be withdrawn from any of the aspects that fall under the statutory Science curriculum. Staff are trained to deliver this factually and clearly. New guidance is due out in 2019 from the DFE and our policy and practice will be updated in line with this advice.

Links are also made to PSHE and Citizenship, English activities and Circle Time.

Relationship and sex education has three main elements:

  • Lifelong learning about physical and social development.
  • The understanding of the importance of family life in which stable and loving relationships demonstrate mutual respect, love and care.
  • The teaching of puberty, sex and sexuality.

Every child is entitled to receive Relationship and Sex Education regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, age, culture, disability, sexuality, language, special needs, or being disadvantaged and/or looked after children. It is our intention that all children have the opportunity to experience a programme of RSE at a level which is appropriate for their age and physical and mental development, with differentiated provision if required.

In addition to the National curriculum for Science, our RSE programme follows the outline of the Living and Growing scheme, with some aspects left out as staff did not feel they fitted the objectives for the year group.

Please click on the buttons below to get the full detail of the vocabulary and progression

RSE vocabulary and progression 

and the RSE policy

Relationships and Sex Education policy