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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, sexuality and sexual health. It should support pupils to gain accurate information, develop skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes. It also gives pupils essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful, loving and non- exploitative friendships and relationships, staying safe both on and offline. This enables them to take responsibility for their body, relationships, reproduction, sexual health and wellbeing. (NYCC)

Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RSE) is statutory but parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from education on how a baby is conceived and born.  Please see our RSE policy for further details.

The RSE curriculum is planned as part of our long term and medium term planning alongside all other subjects, including PSHE.  We also plan when it is age appropriate for our children (taking into account their maturity) and relevant to our community.

The aims of relationships, sex and health education (RSE) at Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy are to:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place so that pupils have confidence to ask questions
  • To ensure that misconceptions are addressed so that pupils know more, remember more and understand more about RSE
  • 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

RSE areas of learning:


  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe

Physical health and mental wellbeing

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body

Every week, teachers will deliver RSE sessions, followed by a session led by a wellbeing team member.

Parents, children, teachers and governors have been consulted about the teaching and learning of RSE.

Please see below links for our RSE Policy, and information for parents shared during consultation which forms our long term plan:

Sig 29 Relationships and Sex Education Policy – v2 May 2022

PSHE Association Programme of Study for PSHE Education (Key stages 1&2), Jan 2020