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RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)

Creating a Safe Environment and Setting Ground Rules in RSE Lessons


  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    Twinkl Life

    What is this strategy about?
    Relationships education will be a mandatory requirement for all primary schools from September 2020. As with any PSHE lesson, or lesson dealing with potentially sensitive content, it is important to establish ground rules with the class. Teachers should aim to create the right atmosphere, ensuring all pupils feel safe and able to ask questions.

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    What is RSE?
    RSE stands for Relationships and Sex Education. It involves teaching pupils about healthy relationships and sexuality in a safe environment.

    Why is RSE important?
    RSE is essential for increasing young people's knowledge of safe sex and sexual health. It teaches children to respect themselves and others and ensures that they are able to make safe and informed choices to develop healthy relationships. It also helps schools fulfil their duties to protect, safeguard and promote the wellbeing of their pupils.

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  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Have productive and effective RSE lessons
    - Minimise embarrassment or negative comments
    - Encourage participation from all pupils
    - Establish a safe, respectful environment for discussing and learning about sensitive topics

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