Relationships & Sex Education
Boughton Heath 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 Jigsaw programme 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.
RSE curriculum information
The Jigsaw programme will soon be launching a 'parent portal' which will give parents and carers full access to all content their children will learn within RSE lessons. It is important parents are fully aware of the content their children will cover so they can support learning and discussions at home, answering any questions they may have. To support this, we have produced a breakdown of what is covered wtihin RSE in each year group and this can be downloaded below.
School also has a school policy which sets out our approach to delivering RSE within school. The policy is specific to relationships, sex and health education and can be downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
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.
Should parents have any questions regarding the RSE offer within Boughton Heath, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or a member of the senior leadership team, where we will be happy to provide assistance.