Relationships education, Relationships and Sex education (RSE) & Health Education
Promoting the health and wellbeing of our pupils is an important part of their overall education especially during these unprecedented times. We do this through our Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE) Curriculum. This looks at many topics including physical and emotional health, all kinds of relationships and living in the wider world.
From September 2020 and no later than summer 2021, it is mandatory for primary schools to teach Relationships and Health Education. In addition, it is strongly encouraged by the government for primary schools to teach an additional Sex Education to that which is already covered within the Science curriculum after initial consultation with parents. For more information, please see the link below to the government guidance:
As a school we already deliver age appropriate Sex and Relationship Education as part of our PHSE curriculum so this will have very little impact on our current practice. However, this academic year we have purchased Coram Life Education SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) resource to further strengthen our PHSE curriculum, which teaches RSE in the summer term for Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children. Therefore, we needed to review and tweak our RSE policy slightly, which will become our Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education (RSHE) policy.
As part of this initial consultation, I would like to share with you this new draft RSHE policy as well as a SCARF RSE parent information booklet and SCARF RSE parent presentation, which are available for you to have a look at below.
This is so that you know how, what and when we will be teaching Relationship Education, RSE and Health Education at St Winnow CE Primary School. If you wish to give us valuable feedback for our consultation or would like more information about SCARF RSE resources, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher or myself or email our school secretary email@example.com