Relationships and Sexual Health Education Policy
Carlinghow Princess Royal School
(Reviewed September 2014)
Carlinghow Princess Royal is a community school predominantly serving two local housing estates. The school is committed to the health and well being of all its pupils.
The Aims of Relationships and Sexual Health Education.
The aim of RSHE should be seen in the context of helping the school achieve the aims of the National Curriculum:
- To help all pupils to learn and achieve to the best of their ability
- To prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
Effective sex and relationship education does not encourage early sexual experimentation. It should teach young people to understand human sexuality and to respect themselves and others. It is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality, and sexual health at an age appropriate level.
It is not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity - this would be inappropriate teaching. The school recognises that parents and carers may have questions concerning this area of the children’s education and provides opportunities for these to be discussed.
How will the aims be achieved?
RSHE is being incorporated into the whole school PSHCE programme. The Learning Outcomes for RSHE that are not covered by SEAL have been allocated to Year Groups appropriately.
The Needs of the Pupils
The RSHE programme is tailored to the age, physical and emotional maturity, gender and cultural and social needs of pupils.
Teaching and Learning Styles
Teaching methods take into account the differing needs of pupils and include a variety of styles and approaches. Children themselves are encouraged to recognise the ways they learn most effectively.
Curriculum content supports the learning objectives set out in the PSHCE Ed framework and the Science scheme of work. The framework and schemes of work ensure that content and learning objectives are developmental.
Continuous Professional Development and Training.
The school recognises and is committed to the professional development of its staff. Teaching staff are encouraged to attend training in areas they feel the need to develop.
The Use of External Support
The school recognises the value in involving external agencies in the children’s learning.
Monitoring and Evaluation
The school has a programme of monitoring and evaluation. Opportunities to involve the pupils in this process are incorporated where possible.
Links To Other Policies
-The RSHE policy links into other policies & protocols specifically:
- Child Protection Policy & Procedures
- Confidentiality Policy
The School, Parents and Community Links
The school aims to work in partnership with parents and the wider community.
Management and Co-ordination
Management and co-ordination of RSHE is the responsibility of all staff.
Responsibility for RSHE
The Headteacher takes overall responsibility for the policy and its implementation in Carlinghow school. This responsibility includes liaison with the Governing Body, parents & the LEA.
Signature: ___________________________ Headteacher Date: __________