Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood
Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHP) is taught as part of Curriculum for Excellence: Health and Wellbeing (HWB). A national resource has recently been developed and launched to support the teaching and learning in the part of the curriculum. The resource can be accessed at the following: https://rshp.scot/
The resource has been devised with support from Education Scotland and has taken account of research and successful practice in supporting the learning and development of children and young people, particularly in sensitive areas. It utilises a wide variety of activities and learning and teaching materials. It also provides support materials for parents to access and use with their children.
At Riverside Primary School, our staff has worked together to create a new stage overview from Nursery to P7 which directly links with the national resource. The overview contains helpful links for parents/carers to view the content and resources that will be used and also to further information for parents/carers. The overview can be found here.
If you wish to discuss this area of the curriculum further then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Speak out Stay safe is an online safeguarding programme for children aged 5- to 11-years-old. At Riverside PS we have committed to sharing this resource with all of our pupils.
Our programme helps children understand:
abuse in all its forms and how to recognise signs of abuse
that abuse is never a child’s fault and that they have the right to be safe
where to get help and the sources of help available to them, including our Childline service.
NSPCC PANTS - The Underwear Rule
The Underwear Rule (PANTS) is a simple way that parents can help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex. The resource includes a child friendly poster, along with a number of handy guides. There are specific guides available to support children and young people with autism and also for Polish speakers.
For more information and to access the resource please go to: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/
Implementation of free sanitary products
The Scottish Government is committed to providing access to free sanitary products to students in schools, colleges and universities to:
Support equality, dignity and rights for those who menstruate
Ensure lack of access to products doesn’t impact on participation in education.
Funding has been made available to schools to set up a provision of some sanitary products for pupils. At Riverside Primary School, we provide a box located in each of the girls’ toilets in the main building with sanitary products (sanitary towels, wet wipes and disposable sacks) to be used as required. Further information on this Scottish Government initiative can be found at: