Relationships and Sex Education - Parent Consultation
Relationships and Sex Education - Parent Consultation ending Monday 26th April 2021
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Salisbury Road, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
In September 2020 the Department for Education made Relationships and Health Education (Primary) compulsory in all schools but full implementation in schools has been delayed to the summer term, due to Covid19.
"In primary schools, we want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy."
What does the new guidance mean?
The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, it will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
How will this be delivered?
This guidance will form part of our school’s 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. At present we use the jigsaw scheme which is a scheme used from Foundation through to year 6. Each year is progressive and builds on learning from the previous year.
All teaching of PSHE will take place in a safe learning environment and be underpinned by our school ethos and values. A variety of opportunities will be provided for pupils to ask questions to further their understanding and to find out more about what affects them personally.
As part of our curriculum review, we would welcome your views, through our online survey, on:
- Our draft policy for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
- When and how certain content within this subject is covered.
What is taught, and how, is ultimately a decision for the school and consultation does not provide a parental veto on curriculum content, as schools are legally required to teach the National Curriculum. The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the policy.
As a school community, we are currently in unprecedented times which make it a little more challenging to consult with you. To help you to understand the curriculum requirements, please see the school website for further documentation and our draft Policy for Relationships and Sex Education. Please read them first before completing the online survey.