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RSE Relationships and Sex Education

What is RSE? Sex and relationships education (RSE) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health.

Why is RSE important? RSE equips students with the information, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships and to take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being. It should help students to learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.

At Turing House we deliver RSE through PHSE lessons, Assemblies, Tutor Time and lesson time. External visitors such as the School Nurse may visit to deliver specific topics and facilitate discussions. We encourage students and teachers to share and respect each other’s views and generate an atmosphere where questions and discussion on sexual matters can take place without any stigma or embarrassment. 

Year by Year

RSE topics are introduced and revisited throughout the students' school years. This enables students to reflect and teachers to go into more subject depth as the students mature.

Year 7

Students will focus on settling in. This explores relationships with their peers and adults they come into contact with. They work on friendships and self-esteem. Online safety is introduced. Students learn about looking after their bodies during puberty including managing personal hygiene and menstruation.

Topics include: Friendship; Relationships; Self-esteem/respect; E-Safety; Puberty; Menstruation; Child Sexual Exploitation.

More detailed information is available here.

Year 8

Students focus on families and different family structures. This covers parents, separation, divorce and how to deal with it. It also includes domestic violence. Students explore growing up in particular looking at how puberty may affect them physically and emotionally. We continue with E-Safety with a focus on child sexual exploitation (CSE) so that students can recognise when pressure from others threatens their personal safety and wellbeing.

Topics include: Relationships; Divorce/Separation; Domestic Violence; Self-esteem/respect; E-Safety; CSE; Predatory behaviour; Puberty; Menstruation

More detailed information is available here.

Year 9

Students look at healthy lifestyles, in particular what is healthy eating and how they can maintain this. They look at body image, peer pressure, and in relation to this eating disorders. Sexual orientation is discussed as part of the ongoing relationships education. The topic of safe sex is introduced along with contraception options. Respecting others and the subject of consent is covered. E-Safety continues and includes “sexting”.

More detailed information is available here.

 

Years 10-13

Click here for information on the Year 10-13 RSE content

Further Information

We recognise that Parents are the key people in teaching their children about sex, relationships and growing up. You may find the following resources helpful when talking to your children about the topics they have covered. 

Support on talking to your children about RSE 

Parent Advice Sheets on speaking to your child about RSE

Advice on parenting teenagers

Factsheet summarising government guidance on RSE

An overview of the legislation and guidance currently in place regarding sex and relationship education (RSE) in schools, related reviews and proposals in Parliament.

Click here for a handy print out of useful sites for you to keep safe at home 

What questions might a Key Stage 3 student have about Relationships and Sex?

This link is very useful for parents of 11 to 13 year olds. At this age most young people will be entering puberty and will be interested in hormones, how they will be affected by them, the menstrual cycle, wet dreams, erections, fertility, pregnancy - how it can be avoided, and safer sex. They may also be wondering if their physical development is 'normal'. They will want to know about the difference between sexual attraction and love and whether it is normal to be attracted or in love with someone of the same gender. Young people will be asking questions about relationships, when is the right time to have sex, how to avoid pressure and where they can get more information if they need it, including the best websites, confidential services etc. 

 

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