Parent and Carer Consultation – Relationship Education
This consultation is now CLOSED - final policy is now on the policy section of the website
The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE). Consequently, from September 2020 Relationships, along with Health Education, will be statutory and form part of the National Curriculum. Due to the COVID19 pandemic the full implementation has been extended until Summer 2021. For secondary schools Sex Education will also become statutory. However, the DfE continue to recommend that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils in place.
This means that we have been reviewing and implementing our new RSE curriculum and policy, so that we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils. We have chosen to follow the ‘Jigsaw’ scheme of work and have been implementing this teaching over the past 12 months. This scheme of work is nationally recognised and takes into account the children’s:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
The new DfE guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping safe in the modern world. We have chosen to teach Sex Education, as we believe this is also an important part of all children's education- enabling us to ensure the content is taught sensitively and accurately, rather than through hearsay and often inappropriate/inaccurate online 'content'.
As part of our curriculum and PSHE policy review, we would appreciate your views. Whilst there may well be differences of opinion about our RSE provision, we hope that consulting with you will help to inform our decisions on when and how certain content is covered and enable us to reach a general consensus.
The consultation survey link has been emailed to you please contact us if you have not received this.
The consultation survey will be closed on Friday 4th June 2020
You can also visit our PSHE school website page to find out more about our chosen scheme of work – ‘Jigsaw’
Your views are very important to us and once we have considered all the feedback we will inform you of the outcome and then the final PSHE Policy will be uploaded onto the school's website.