In our Christian school family at St Cuthbert’s, we have designed our RSE curriculum to nurture an understanding that we are all of equal value and infinite worth. Within the safety of our unique family, we provide the children with carefully planned opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to be become Global Citizens and Courageous Advocates. Through our RSE curriculum, we encourage children to strive to be the best for today, for tomorrow, for ourselves, for each other, the wider world and for God. We support the children in developing their self-awareness and understanding of how to become independent members of the community, developing the skills they need to ensure they flourish and grow.
Good relationships are fundamental to our ethos and our success in being a happy, caring and safe school. Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about relationships, emotions, looking after ourselves, different families, sex, sexuality and sexual health. We take care to ensure there is no stigmatism of any child based on their home circumstances and we do not use RSE as means of promoting any form of sexual orientation.
We aim for the children in our school to acquire the appropriate knowledge, develop their skills and form positive beliefs, values and attitudes. RSE has a key part to play in the personal, social, moral and spiritual development of young people. Educating children about their bodies enables them to understand the changes their body goes through as they grow and gives them confidence to be able to talk about their bodies appropriately.