Defining RSE

What is RSE and Health Education?


As part of mandatory RSE all schools must have an up-to-date policy, which is available to parents and others. The policy amongst other things is required to include:


For primary education:


The school’s definition of relationships education and a definition of sex education (Required for primary schools that choose to teach sex education other than that covered in the science curriculum.)


For secondary education:


The policy must include the school’s definition of Relationships and Sex Education


Your Task

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Take a look at these different definitions of RSE to help you.

Relationship and Sex Education, previously called Sex and Relationships Education, is a form of sex education taught in UK schools. SRE focuses on exploring the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, having relationships, engaging in sex, and learning about human sexuality and sexual health. Wikipedia

Relationships and sex education (RSE) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. It should equip children and young people with the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships, to enjoy their sexuality and to take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being. Sex Education Forum

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning
about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality. It aims to equip children
and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will empower them to: realize
their health, well-being and dignity; develop respectful social and sexual relationships; consider
how their choices affect their own well-being and that of others; and, understand and ensure the
protection of their rights throughout their lives. Sexuality Education Definition – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)