Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is an important part of PSHE. It is a statutory part of the curriculum and is taught throughout Kilmorie school.
The purpose of RSHE in primary school is to gradually and appropriately prepare children for adult life and positive relationships and to lay the foundations for factual knowledge, which feeds into the work they do later in their school careers. RSHE provides children and young people with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and seek help, as well as supporting them to understand respect and see the value of diversity and equality.
At Kilmorie, we aim to support every child through their physical, emotional and moral development and to help them to understand themselves, respect others and sustain healthy relationships of all kinds.
At Kilmorie we teach RHSE following the CWP scheme of work, for more information, see our RSHE policy.
Through Relationships Education, Kilmorie aims to teach pupils the knowledge they need to recognise and to report abuse, including emotional, physical and sexual abuse. It also provides pupils with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing.
Teachers at Kilmorie ensure RSHE is delivered effectively by ensuring it is:
- Age appropriate
- Progressive, recapping and builds on prior knowledge
- Delivered by trained and knowledgeable staff in a safe environment
- Prepare children adequately for puberty in a supportive and safe environment
- Prepare children for adult life
- Establish and agree basic ground rules that will be followed by children and the teachers