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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

RSE Statement

At Kidgate Primary Academy, we understand today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly online. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.


This policy explains how we can ‘Provide children with confidence, self-awareness and an ability to adapt to the changing world’. It addresses how we will help young people learn to respect themselves and others; move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood and how through an effective ‘Relationships and Sex and Health Education’ programme we can support children to make responsible, well informed decisions about their lives. This programme will not be taught in isolation, it is firmly rooted within the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum and our Academy ethos and values of belonging and community.


The DfE’s guidance, ‘Relationships and Sex and Health Education’, defines this programme as: “Learning about physical, moral and emotional development; understanding the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and health.”


In line with the DfE’s guidance, relationships education at Kidgate focusses on giving pupils the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. It helps children develop the confidence to know how to and believe in their ability to make and act on decisions in order to succeed. Health education focusses on equipping pupils with the knowledge they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing.


At Kidgate Primary Academy, our Relationships, Sex and Health Education programme will be taught sensitively and inclusively: meeting the needs of all our pupils which include those with SEND and disabilities, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of pupils and parents. The content delivered will be taught objectively, does not intend to promote any form of sexual orientation and will be both developmentally and age appropriate.