Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) within the Trust are to:
• Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
• Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of health and hygiene
• Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
• Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality
• Help pupils identify and understand positive relationships
• Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
As a primary academy school we must provide relationships education to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.
We do not have to follow the National Curriculum but we are expected to offer all pupils a curriculum that is similar to the National Curriculum including requirements to teach science which would include the elements of sex education contained in the science curriculum.
In teaching RSE, we are required by our funding agreements to have regard to guidance issued by the secretary of state as outlined in section 403 of the Education Act 1996.
At Prince Albert Community Trust we teach RSE in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.