The KAPOW scheme aims to give children the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of life in the 21st Century. The curriculum covers
key areas which will support children to make informed choices now and in the future
around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships, and financial matters and will
support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.
Kapow Primary’s RSE/PSHE scheme of work covers the Relationships and Health
Education statutory guidance (as set out by the Department for Education), including
the non-statutory sex education.
What are the aims of Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education in the primary school?
The opening paragraph of the Department for Education guidance states: “Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.” (DfE, 2019, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education).