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Relationship & Sex Education Curriculum

Relationship and Sex Education at Combe Pafford

Our school's policy on sex and relationship education (RSE) is based on the requirements of the Education Act 1996, the Learning & Skills Act 2000 and the DfE document ‘Relationship and Sex Education Guidance’ (DfES 0116/2000). This continues to be the recommended RSE guidance under the current government (from 2014). 

In the DfE document, RSE is defined as 'learning about physical, moral and emotional development'. The guidance states, 'It is about understanding the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality, and sexual health'.

RSE is part of the personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum in our school. We have therefore used the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study to help inform the content of our RSE lessons.  We have also received training and advice from their approved RSE consultants; the Christopher Winter Project.

When we inform our pupils about sex and relationships issues, we do this with regard to morality and individual responsibility, and in a way that allows children to ask and explore moral questions. 

Here are the Curriculum Plans for PSHE at Combe Pafford. You will find the Relationships and Sex Education objectives listed under the Spring Term section for each year group. 

Feel free to contact the school and ask to speak to your child's tutor, your child's Head of Keystage or Mr Lock if you have any concerns about your pupil taking part in the lessons, or would like to discuss the curriculum further. 

Thank you

The school governors and Mr Lock (headteacher).