RSE at St James
We teach weekly RSE lessons to children throughout school. RSE includes Relationships Education, Health Education and we will also teach some non-statutory elements of sex education. The DfE strongly advise that primary schools teach some age-appropriate sex education lessons to children, enabling them to be able to talk confidently, and knowledgeably about their bodies. It also upholds our school values of being ready for the future.
We use Coram Life Education and their SCARF materials to deliver not only RSE but also PSHE. We feel that RSE should be included within PSHE, it should not be seen as a stand alone subject. Throughout a child's journey at school with us, they will have the opportunity to revisit previous themes and build on their prior learning. Lessons will always be age appropriate and will take into account the needs of the children in the class. You can find out more about Coram Life Education and the SCARF materials by visiting their website: https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/
You can also read further information about RSE, how SCARF materials support this and some FAQs for parents: SCARF parent information letter.
Attached documents also give furhter useful information about RSE and how we deliver it in schoo, incluing the intent and implementation of RSE, a long term pkand a a progression grid which follow the SCARF curriculum.
Values across the curriculum
Our school values are used in all RSE lessons. Children often work in pairs or groups to discuss areas of learning, building on ou rvalue of koinonia. Together, children and adults in the class agree on key rules that all will follow in RSE lessons. Values of democracy, trust, peace and respect are all encouraged and modelled by adults, showing how and why we should value the opinions of others. The classroom environment is important and adults work hard to ensure that children feel comfortable to show curiosity, ask questions and share opinions in a safe space.
Our RSE curriculum