Relationships & Sex Education

At Flanderwell, our children will experience high quality teaching of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) that we hope will allow them to gain an understanding of how relationships can be different and that we should be accepting of the choices others make. We aim to shape our children into being confident individuals by teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, which include; families and people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships and being safe.


Our Curriculum

We follow Jigsaw which sets out the aims and programmes of study for RSE, ensuring that our curriculum coverage is consistent across year groups and key stages, whilst also ensuring that disciplinary knowledge is built upon each year. The purpose of this, is to ensure that all teachers are able to support pupils in developing their own knowledge and understanding about RSE, resulting in them being able to make appropriate links to learning within the community and throughout their lives.



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

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare pupils for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies


Jigsaw Overview Map

RSHE a Guide for Parents

The above expectations are set out in the Department for Education’s guidance for schools on Relationship Education, RSE and Health Education.


RSE Curriculum

Guide for Parents

Updated RSE Documentation for sept 2021