William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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William Patten Primary School


Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Statement

At William Patten, good relationships are fundamental to our ethos. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health.  It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.  RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people.

The aims of relationship and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Teach children the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • Develop confidence in talking about feelings and relationships
  • Help children develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Have the confidence and self-esteem to value themselves and others
  • Prepare children for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Create a positive culture around issues of relationships and sexuality
  • Understand about the diverse range of different relationships, and families, and their importance for the care and support of children
  • Behave responsibly within relationships
  • Be able to recognise unsafe situations and be able to protect themselves and ask for help and support
  • Understand the role of the media in forming attitudes
  • Understand that offence can be caused by the use of sexual terms as an insult

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