PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultation
From the start of the Summer Term 2021, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship, Health and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.
As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to school policy and the curriculum content.
As a school, we are beginning to develop our policy and curriculum on Relationships and Health Education (and sex education) and will be asking for your views on this.
To begin this process, we would like to ask you to complete a short survey to help us gather your views.
During this time, we will also be engaging with pupils and teachers to gain their views on the needs of our school in relation to the RSE curriculum. We aim to keep you updated on the outcomes of these discussions as we progress through this consultation period.
Below is a copy of the 'Initial Parent Consultation Letter'.
The new statutory content for Primary Schools specifies that by the end of primary school, pupils will have been taught content on:
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring relationships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
- Mental wellbeing
- Internet safety and harms
- Physical health and fitness
- Healthy eating
- Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
- Health and prevention
- Basic first aid
- Changing adolescent body (including puberty and menstruation)
The government have released a parental guide to understanding the new guidance, please see the link below:
Frequently asked questions
The government also have a FAQs page on their website which is very helpful for parents and carers to access.
Full RSE guidance
If you would like to read the guidance in full, please follow this link to the full government guidance:
PSHE education is taught in discrete, weekly lessons through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe and prepared for life and work. It aims to give pupils the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. It aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team work and critical thinking in the context of three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world which are taught termly.
At Snapethorpe, we provide our pupils with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society. The curriculum aims to be developmentally appropriate for all pupils and enable all pupils to access good quality PSHE teaching. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
The scheme of work used comes from the PSHE Association. This was chosen because it blends the PSHE curriculum with the new Relationships and Health education guidance. We are an early adopter school for this guidance from September 2019. The PSHE principles form a large part of our school’s ethos. As a restorative practice school, we encourage the children to apply their knowledge when solving disputes between peers .