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Relationships and Sex education vision

At Haberdashers' Crayford Primary, we believe good relationships are fundamental to our ethos and our success in being a happy, caring and safe school.  Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health.  We aim for the children in our school to gain the appropriate knowledge, develop their skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes.  RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.

RSE Policy 2021

Similarities and differences

Healthy and happy friendships

Caring and responsibility

Healthy bodies healthy minds

Coping with change

Families and committed relationships

Programme progression

The RSE curriculum has ben mapped out progressively to ensure coverage of all the statutory elements by the end of the primary phase; these are delivered at the appropriate stage for our children.  Our high expectations of behaviour, interpersonal relationships, respect and tolerance of others reflect the British values upheld in both our community and the wider world.  Through the curriculum, children develop key skills and are prepared for the wider world beyond primary school, a world in which they can keep themselves safe and healthy and thrive with the support of the positive relationships they forge with those around them.

The curriculum has been updated in line with the statutory guidance (link below)

DfE Statutory Guidance

Children are taught by familiar adults who they have a good rapport with, in order to facilitate constructive and supportive discussions around sensitive topics in a safe and secure environment.  Staff receive in-house training to support them in responding to the needs of the individual child and support children with any questions or concerns they may have.  If staff feel uncomfortable or unsure when delivering  the RSE curriculum or dealing with individual pupils needs, they know where to seek advice and support.