At Wheatlands we believe that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is an integral part of a child’s education. RSE is about understanding the importance of family life, recognising what a stable and loving relationships looks like and having respect for others. We take care to ensure there is no stigmatism of any child based on their home circumstances and we do not use RSE as a means of promoting any form of sexual orientation.
RSE is lifelong learning about emotions and relationships. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.
At Wheatlands pupils will be supported with developing communication skills including how to manage changing relationships and emotions as they move through school. We also teach them to recognise and assess potential risks and to be able to seek help and support when required. We aim to teach them about making informed decisions and to have self-respect, be assertive and have empathy for others.
Our intent is to deliver high quality RSE in a sensitive and age appropriate manner, whilst taking cultural differences and socio-economic backgrounds amongst other factors into account. Please see here for our RSE Curriculum Overview and RSE Policy.