Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)

Benton Dene School will ensure that RSE education will help all pupils to understand their physical and emotional development and enable them to make positive decisions in their lives. We aim to provide opportunities for the children to develop a range of social and personal skills, which will equip them to deal with relationships and sex and other related issues effectively, by developing the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Self – esteem
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Self-discipline
  • Respect for themselves and others

 At Benton Dene through RSE we aim to enable the children to:

  • Develop their confidence and responsibility and make the most of their abilities.
  • Develop mutual respect and understand the needs of others and to talk about and deal positively with their emotions, feelings and beliefs and those of other.
  • Learn about different types of family and the importance of family life, with the emphasis on the importance of commitment, love and respect.
  • Respect differences between people and challenge discrimination and prejudice.
  • Be safe from abusive relationships (domestic abuse) and exploitation and recognise potential risks and know how to manage them (child sexual exploitation).
  • Learn about life cycles and the physical development of their bodies as they grow into adults using correct terminology.
  • Be able to make informed choices that enable them to live a healthy and safe lifestyle and recognise their responsibility for their own actions.
  • Recognise some of the possible difficulties in relationships including loneliness, separation, divorce and bereavement.
  • Understand they have the right to feel and be safe and have the confidence to ask for help and know who they should go to.

In blue zone (year 5 and 6) we have a series of sessions delivered by our school nurse which focuses on puberty and growing up. Children will also look at reproduction, pregnancy and birth. Contraception and sexually transmitted diseases will also be introduced.

When we are delivering discrete RSE lessons parents/carers are informed via a letter. During talks from our school nurse a teacher will be present to enable them to carry out follow up work and answer any questions.

PSHE-Personal, Social and Health Education