The Department of Education has announced changes to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE} statutory guidance from September 2020. All primary schools are expected to comply with the updated requirements. Due to the impact of Covid 19, the statutory requirements have now been extended until Summer Term 2021.
As a school, we successfully implement the PSHE and RSHE curriculum through the use of Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE. Jigsaw is a well respected and highly valued scheme of learning that is used in many primary schools nationally due to its mindful approach to issues taught.
In light of these changes, we have reviewed our curriculum and policy, so that we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on:
Age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds.
The values of our school community.
Every pupil's learning needs.
What pupil's need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world.
What pupil's need to know in order to be prepared for puberty and give them an understanding of the importance of health and hygiene.
The importance of developing feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy.
Creating a positive culture around issues of safe loving relationships.
As part of our consultation period with parents, we ask you to follow the links below to read our letter to parents, the Jigsaw Guide to RSHE and our RSHE policy.
For this period of consultation, parents are invited to read the information below and speak to their child's class teacher with any queries or concerns. This period of consultation will end on Friday 7th May 2021.