Working with experts to build confidence and parent engagement

To get ready for the new RSE teaching, St John’s did its homework. The school signed up for Shropshire Council’s award-winning Respect Yourself RSE programme. The programme provides training for teachers and helps schools run meetings with parents before delivering RSE lessons.

"It’s important for us all to work together to build relationship skills. We wanted to make sure we were providing the information the parents would need ahead of time. We wanted them to have the opportunity to ask any questions or voice any concerns." Christina Derwas, school RSE Lead

Parents are shown the Shropshire RSE curriculum, policy and lessons, and given reasons why the topic is taught. The school sees relationship skills as a vital part of learning, whatever the age of the pupils.

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