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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

The aim of RSE at Parklands is to equip children and young people with the information, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships, and to take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being. Good quality RSE promotes the core values of respect, love and care. It also provides the opportunity for children and young people to reflect on their own attitudes and beliefs and those of their peers and others. RSE is an integral element of personal, social, health, citizenship education (PSHCE) and it is therefore essential and good practice that teaching and learning about sex and relationships is planned and implemented within this broader framework rather than as a stand-alone subject.
What is the Underwear Rule?

The Underwear Rule is a simple way to help keep children safe from abuse. It teaches children that their body belongs to them, that they have the right to say no, and that they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.

 

In Key Stage One we will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC's Underwear Rule, using the 'PANTS' acrostic. During these discussions we aim to teach our pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information, telling scary stories or even using the term "sexual abuse." PANTS stands for:

 

  • Pants are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help

 

All lessons will be delivered in a way that's fully age appropriate. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch. More information about the Underwear rule can be found at:  https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/