RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education)
What is Relationships, Sex and Health Education?
There are four main aims for teaching RSHE within the context of Primary School PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education):
- To enable young people to understand and respect their bodies, and be able to cope with the changes that puberty brings, without fear or confusion
- To help young people develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age, development etc. (respect for self and others)
- To support young people to have positive self-esteem and body image, and to understand the influences and pressures around them
- To empower them to be safe and safeguarded
What will my child be taught in Relationships and Health Education?
The JIGSAW scheme also includes relationship and health education units of work aim to give children their entitlement to information about relationships, puberty, and human reproduction, appropriate to their ages and stages of development. This work is treated in a matter of fact and sensitive manner to allay embarrassment and fear and helps children to cope with change, and to learn about families, friendships, and healthy relationships. Please note, at no point will a child be taught something that is inappropriate. Any questions asked outside the remit of that year group’s programme, would not be answered.