Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood

RRERelationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHP) is an integral part of the health and wellbeing area of the schools’ curriculum in Scotland. Children and young people need to gain knowledge appropriate to their age and stage of education and this aspect of the curriculum is intended to enable them to build positive relationships as they grow older. Our school will present facts in an objective, balanced and sensitive manner within a framework of sound values and an awareness of the law on sexual behaviour. The aim is to help young people make informed, responsible and healthy choices about their lives.

Building Respectful Relationships

Learning about relationships, sexual health, and parenthood begins early on in primary school right up to S4-S6. Schools will equip young people with information on a wide range of issues, depending on their age and stage, for example puberty and the tasks involved in looking after a baby. They will be encouraged to discuss these subjects with their peers and parents, to help them gain knowledge, and the skills to become confident in making healthy lifestyle decisions for themselves.

Can parents withdraw their child from RSHP lessons?

A Parent Information Evening is held in the Autumn term for Primary Six pupils each year ahead of a six week annual class project, where we will share and discuss proposed lessons and resources in advance. If parents or carers then feel that the content is not appropriate, please contact Depute Headteacher lucy.gallagher@sciennes.edin.sch.uk to discuss withdrawing a child from all or part of a planned programme of lessons.