Relationships and Sex Education


At Shaftesbury Park Primary School, we believe that relationships form an integral part of our Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum, and it is linked to the National Curriculum for Science which includes aspect of sex education. All content in the Relationships Education Curriculum supports the wider work of school in helping to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and values that we know are fundamental to pupils being happy, successful and productive members of society.


Shaftesbury Park Primary School has a Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy which aims to outline the place of Relationships and Sex Education within Shaftesbury Park Primary School, detailing how the subject is taught, the roles and responsibilities of staff, children and parents and parental rights to withdraw their children from this subject.


Through the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum, we aim to:

  • Provide a carefully planned curriculum that covers human development, relationships, sexuality and family life, in line with statutory requirements and in an appropriate way, taking into account the pupils’ age and stage of development
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy for others
  • Help pupils stay safe in the modern world
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, the changes their bodies will experience and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Teach pupils the correct scientific vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • Create a positive culture around the issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Provide a positive framework within which discussions on these issues can take place

The RSE policy will be shared with all members of the Governing Body and all teaching and non-teaching members of staff. Copies of the document are available to parents on our School Policies page here.