From September 2020, the Department for Education is making part of this content statutory in the form of Relationships and Health Education. Due to COVID-19, schools have been given additional time to implement and to consult with parents around the curriculum that they will be using in school.
The new guidance focuses upon healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationship and is designed to support children to learn about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up in a modern and diverse world.
It is designed to give young people the information, and help them to develop skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. All of the sessions will be age-appropriate and meets the needs of all pupils in the classroom.
The guidance will form part of our schools PSHE Education programme which is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and Governing Body. As a school we have opted to use the Jigsaw curriculum programme, a nationally recognised curriculum package for primary PSHE & RHE, as our major provider for PHSE & RHE across school. See the curriculum overview below.
To introduce parents to this change in curriculum in more detail, we would like you to review the draft policy, the statutory content of the Relationships and Health (RHE) education programme and the Human Body vocabulary that we will be using through school and age-appropriate year groups. The draft policy also contains further information about parent’s rights with regard to this area. Please see below.
As we are currently unable to hold a parental consultation information meeting due to COVID restrictions, please read our draft policy and look at the associated vocabulary we will be using and in which year group and then if you want to make any comments or provide feedback on this draft policy, please complete the survey below, which will also be texted to you by Thursday 1ˢᵗ April.
Alternatively, please email your comments for the attention of Mrs Debney to:
The closing date for all feedback is Tuesday 4ᵗʰ May 2021.