Relationships, health and sex education
To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their well-being, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult decisions in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
High quality evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects can help prepare pupils for their opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. They can also enable schools to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, at school and in society.
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