The Department for Education has announced changes to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSE) 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.
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 with parents we are sharing our Draft Relationships, Sex and Health Education policy and would ask that you look at this, along with a range of information and respond via our ParentApp. Please click on the links below to access the documents or ask via our school office for hard copies.