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Relationship, Health and Sex Education


  Relationship and Health Education are compulsory in all primary schools in England (DfE 19).

These changes are to support children's development and their preparation for life. At Bolton, we focus on positive relationships, respect, and consent.

Some elements of the relationship and sex education will be taught in discreet sessions and age-appropriately by a specialist teacher. Other aspects, however, will be taught as part of regular topic work e.g. Science, PHSE, and through assemblies and philosophy for children. 

Class 3 pupils also spend three mornings doing the Barnardos Real Love Rocks Programme - see below for more information on the content of the first two sessions. The third session is a unit about different kinds of families, homophobic bullying and what being gay means using age-appropriate resources for primary pupils.

You will be informed about the delivery and timetabling of the sex education as you do have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the lessons. You do not have the right to withdraw from Health and Relationship Education. However, If you wish to discuss any of the content in more detail, please contact Ruth Elstone, Headteacher.