RSHE and E4S


In Feb 2015 Damian Hind and the new government guidance for Relationship, Sex & Health education stated:

“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world; living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks.

Children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.""

The DfE guiding principles stated:

  • All of the compulsory subject content must be age appropriate and developmentally appropriate.
  • Must be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents, while always with the aim of providing pupils with the knowledge they need of the law.
  • Determined that the subjects must be deliverable and give schools flexibility to shape their curriculum according to the needs of their pupils and communities.”
  • Developed to support all young people to be happy, healthy and safe
  • Equipping children and young people with skills and attributes they need in adult life to make a positive contribution to society
  • Helps children from all backgrounds build positive and safe relationships, and to thrive in modern Britain
  • Takes into account the various different forms family life can take, and schools with a religious character have flexibility to build on the core content by reflecting their beliefs in their teaching.

Alongside this KCSIE expectations state:

  • Opportunities to teach safeguarding
    1. Governing bodies and proprietors should ensure that children are taught about safeguarding, including online safety. Schools should consider this as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum.
    2. This may include covering relevant issues for schools through Relationships

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