Our intent is to develop pupils who can…
Understand relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health. We aim for the children in our school to acquire the appropriate knowledge, develop their skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.
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How do we promote learning in PHSE?
RSE is taught as explicit lessons through the PSHE and science curriculums but is also embedded in other areas of the curriculum and day-to-day life of the school. In PSHE, RSE is specifically covered in the units ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’ and in science ‘Animals Including Humans’ and ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ also cover the statutory requirements. Children are taught by familiar adults who they have a good rapport with, in order to facilitate constructive and supportive discussions around sensitive topics in a safe and secure environment.
What does RSE look like at St John's?
At St John’s our RSE education is a planned programme of learning through which children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. At St John’s, good relationships are fundamental to our ethos and our success in being a happy, caring and safe school.