As you may already be aware, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will soon be forming part of the National Curriculum. This change becomes statutory as of September 2020.
As part of our school’s wider Personal, Social and Health Education programme, your child will be receiving age appropriate lessons on relationships, sexual health and personal safety.
Schools are required to consult with parents when developing and reviewing their policies for Relationships Education and RSE, which will inform schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
Our new curriculum is available on our website, please click here to view RSE in the curriculum
If you have any questions, then you would be very welcome to call in to a drop in for parents and carers at 9am on 21st January, or alternatively, just give us a ring and we will be more than happy to answer any questions or to discuss any of the content in the new curriculum.
The purpose of the curriculum is to provide knowledge and understanding of safe and healthy relationships based on respect. This is to encourage the development of safe and healthy relationships throughout life. The subject is designed to help children from all backgrounds build positive and safe relationships, and to thrive in modern Britain.
You do have a right to withdraw your child from sex education delivered as part of RSE in primary schools but we do feel that we offer age appropriate lessons based around sex education for all children in Year 5 and Year 6.
There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education at primary level and we believe the content of these subjects – such as family, friendship, safety (including online safety) – are important for all children to be taught. However, we are confident you will share our enthusiasm for the successful implementation of the new curriculum, which we feel will benefit all of our students. We are looking forward to sharing further information in due course.
You are welcome to contact me to discuss the programme further.