Relationship & Sex Education
At The Wilfred Owen School we follow the Shropshire ‘Respect Yourself’ scheme of work. This is a whole school approach and means RSE lessons will be taught from Year 1 up to Year 6 at an age appropriate level.
During the Summer term, there will be a sequence of at least 5 lessons delivered by the class teacher, that allow children to work in mixed or single-gendered groups. There will be certain strategies and techniques used by the teacher to approach and deal with sensitive issues. This includes assessing children’s knowledge prior to the lesson, creating a safe and comfortable learning environment, having a question box for questions that are unable to be answered during the lesson and using characters to explore delicate subjects.
It is essential that we teach about this important subject throughout your child’s school life, mainly for a safe-guarding point of view. The learning and discussion that will take place in these lessons will not only give your child the facts, rather than hearsay off the playground, but also allow them to ask questions that may have been troubling them. They will discover more about themselves that will help them keep safe in school and in the outside world by understanding what is appropriate and what isn’t.
You will receive a letter from school prior to the class teaching RSE. This will give you the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns with the class teacher and visit school to view the teaching materials the class teacher will be using.
On this page you will find links to the curriculum coverage for RSE and supporting documentation.