RSHE (Relationship, Health and Sex Education)
Following successful consultation with staff, parents and governors during the Academic Year of 2020 - 2021, we have our new RSHE Policy in place and can be viewed by clicking here.
The Aims of the Policy
The aims of Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) at Beeches Junior School are to:
- Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- Prepare children for puberty, and give them an understanding of the importance of health and hygiene
- Help children develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality
- Help children identify and understand positive relationships
- Teach children the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
At Beeches Junior School, we are committed to ensuring that the basic rights, as explained in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are met and incorporated into all aspects of school life.
As a maintained junior school we must provide relationships education to all children as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.
We are not required to provide sex education but we do need to teach the elements of Sex Education contained in the Science Curriculum.
Revised Department for Education statutory guidance states that from September 2020 all schools must deliver relationships education in primary schools.