Led by Mrs Bishton
Here at Newdale, we have high aspirations for all of our pupils to be safe and recognise how important it is for them to be independent, resilient, healthy and responsible members of the community.
Our Relationships and Sex Education (RSHE) is taught across the curriculum. Through our RSHE lessons, we aim to
- Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- Help pupils understand the value of family life, the implications of parenthood and the need for the proper care of all young things.
- Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene in an age appropriate way.
- 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
- Raise and promote positive self esteem
- Help pupils develop their skills and confidence in making decisions, communication, assertiveness, self-expression, respect for self and others
- Help pupils communicate and understand their feelings and emotions
- Provide pupils with skills necessary to keep themselves happy and safe
- Challenge media stereotypes, oppression and prejudice and promote equal opportunities
- Explain the meaning of words in a sensible and factual way, using correct names for body parts and functions
- Develop the confidence to seek help, support and advice
Our RSHE curriculum is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity, as pupils progress from the primary to secondary phase of school. It involves a combination of sharing information, and exploring issues and values, which our pupils understand through accessible education.
Whole School approach
It is our belief that RSHE is the responsibility of all staff and is integral to teaching a board and balanced curriculum, educating the whole child and is the taught component of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. Pupils’ questions will be responded to by staff (teaching and non-teaching staff) in a straightforward manner. Factual, simple information will be provided, using correct terminology for body parts and functions, appropriate to the age and maturity of the child.
School staff recognise the importance of responding to pupils’ questions as part of the taught RSHE curriculum and as they arise
Please see RSHE overview below to see objectives for each year group:
RSHE Parent Consent Links
At Newdale, we are committed to making sure that we teach our children how to stay safe. We want our children to be able to be confident in their understanding of what consent is, in a variety of situations. The PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for key stages 1 to 4, sets out the learning in key stages 1 and 2 that lays the foundations for this. This includes simple rules for staying safe online, not keeping adults’ secrets, only surprises, who and how to tell if they are worried or uncomfortable about something, recognising what kinds of physical touching is acceptable and unacceptable.
Using these guidelines and additional resources, we have drafted a set of lessons to teach our children to understand consent and how to exercise their right to say no. You can access these here.
The lesson overviews are here for you to look at, along with sample materials and they will be taught as part of the Relationships, Sex and Health Education lessons this year. If you wish, please leave some feedback as this is all useful to us. This form will close for consultation comments on the 1st October 2021