RSE stands for Relationships and Sex Education.

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RSE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of students, and involves learning about relationships, sex, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. It should support children and young people in managing mental health, puberty and adolescence and prepare them for an adult life in which they can:

  • Develop positive values and a moral framework that will guide their decisions, judgements and behaviours
  • Have the confidence and self-esteem to value themselves and others
  • Behave responsibly within personal and sexual relationships
  • Communicate effectively
  • Neither exploit others, nor be exploited
  • Access confidential advice and support
  • Understand how to keep themselves safe and to keep their peers safe

RSE involves a combination of sharing information, and exploring issues and values with students. It is not about the promotion of sexual activity.