Lawley Primary School follows 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.
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 and help them keep safe in school and in the outside world by understanding what is appropriate and what isn’t.
As a parent, you are able to withdraw your child from all or parts of the RSE programme ,which is planned to be taught in the Summer Term.