Crags Community School

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at Crags Community School are to:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies.

At Crags Community School, we teach personal, social and health education as a whole-school approach alongside relationship and sex education to underpin children’s development as people and because we believe that this also supports their learning capacity.

This also supports the “Personal Development “and “Behaviour and Attitude” aspects required under the Ofsted Inspection Framework, as well as significantly contributing to the school’s Safeguarding and Equality Duties, the Government’s British Values agenda and the SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) development opportunities provided for our children.

Here, at Crags Community School, we value RSE as one way to support children’s development as human beings, to enable them to understand and respect who they are, to empower them with a voice and to equip them for life and learning.

We include the statutory Relationships and Health Education within our whole-school PHSE/RSE Programme.

NB: From 2020, the following subjects became compulsory in applicable schools in England.

- relationship and sex education in primary schools (RSE)
- health education in state funded primary.

These subjects will support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe, equipping them for life as an adult in British society.

relationships education rse and health education.pdf

Please follow the links below to read further information:

RSE Policy

RSE in Schools 

RSE Primary School Guide for Parents