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.
Below is our Relationships & Health 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 policy also contains further information about parent’s rights with regard to this area.