At Kingswood, we aim to promote personal well-being and development through a comprehensive programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
Relationship & Sex Education (RSE) forms a key part of our PSHE curriculum and the policy can be found under the 'policies' section of the website.
Pupils learn about the characteristics of healthy relationships, safety in forming and maintaining relationships and how relationships may affect physical and mental health and well-being.
Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the Science curriculum.
Relationships education focuses on teaching the characteristics of positive relationships including: families and people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships and being safe. These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst other structures) along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers).
The government has made Relationships Education a statutory part of the curriculum in which all pupils are required to participate and parents do not have the right to withdraw them.
Our PSHE curriculum aligns to the National Curriculum and meets the DfE statutory requirements. It consists of 3 core themes: Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.