The Department for Education has announced changes to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) statutory guidance. These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. Due to the impact of Covid-19 this has now been extended to the Summer Term 2021.
As a school, we successfully implement the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) curriculum through the use of Dimensions 3D PSHE; a well-respected and highly valued scheme of learning that is used in many primary schools nationally. In light of these changes, we are reviewing our curriculum and policy, so we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on:
Age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds
The values of our school community
Every pupil’s learning needs
What pupils need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world
What pupils need to know in order to be prepared for puberty and give them an understanding of, and the importance of, health and hygiene
The importance of developing feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
Creating a positive culture around issues of safe loving relationships
As part of our consultation period with parents, we ask you to follow the links below to read our letter to parents, Guide to RSHE for parents/carers, briefing from the PSHE and Science Association relating to Puberty and our PSHE policy (including RSHE)..
For this period of consultation, parents are invited to read the information below and speak to their child's class teacher with any queries or concerns.
This period of consultation will end on Friday 7th May 2021.