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Relationships & Sex Education

Kelsall Primary & Nursery School provides Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) to all year groups within school, also covering health education. RSE is incredibly important as it provides the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. With our children growing up in an ever changing society and technologically advanced world, it is incredibly important that our teaching of RSE is consistent throughout all year groups and of the highest quality. For these reasons, our RSE curriculum comes directly from the Christopher Winter Project & No Outsiders programmes which is also used in school to deliver high quality PSHE lessons. Children in all year groups cover RSE at an age appropriate level, and this knowledge is delivered by children's class teachers. 

At Kelsall Primary & Nursery School we want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunitiesof modern Britain. That is why all pupils will be taught Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education. These subjects are designed to equip children with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child. 

We have chosen to use a quality assured scheme of work – The Christopher Winter Project - as well as the No Outsiders ethos to support pupils understanding of RSE. This is delivered in a way to be developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the needs and religious background of its pupils. The CWP resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

In Reception we focus on families and friendships. From Year 1 children will learn the names of the body parts, the differences between males and females and the ways in which they will develop and grow. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help. The curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.

Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Children will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, children will learn how to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.

By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:
• families and people who care for me
• caring friendships
• respectful relationships
• online relationships
• being safe

Health Education
By the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on: 
• mental wellbeing
• internet safety and harms
• physical health and fitness 
• healthy eating 
• facts and risks associated with drugs, alcohol and tobacco 
• health and prevention 
• basic first aid 
• changing adolescent body 

Parent consultation 

With such an ever changing and fast paced society, we understand the importance of regularly consulting with parents regarding our RSE curriculum. We do this on an annual basis and via an electronic form which is sent out to all parents in school. This form also contains information on how parents can withdraw their child from sex education within schools should they wish to do so, however there is no right for parents to withdraw their child from relationships or health education. 

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