At Darley Dale Primary, our aim is to enable all our children and provide them with the skills and knowledge to develop a healthy mind, body and relationship with themselves and the world around them.
More than ever before, children are exposed to different representations of relationships, with themselves and others, throughout social media and the social culture around them. At Darley Dale Primary, we want to enable our children to develop positive, meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Our progressive, spiral curriculum was created by staff and will is undergoing a consultation process with our wider school community (children, parents and governors).
When children leave our school, we expect them all to have gained a thorough knowledge and understanding of all of the agreed national expectations. Key learning and objectives in Relationships Education are organised using the following headings:
- Families and People Who Care For Me
- Caring Friendships
- Respectful Relationships
- Online Relationships
- Being Safe
Our RSE curriculum is closely linked - and frequently overlaps - our Personal, Social and Health Education PSHE curriculum (PSHE Matters). Whilst Sex Education is not compulsory in primary schools, much of the content of our compulsory science and PSHE curriculum covers puberty (including menstruation) and reproduction.