Relationship, Health & Sex Education
Relationship, Health & Sex Education Consultation
Please find below all of the required documents and information, which will help you to provide a response to the consultation for the introduction of the new statutory arrangements for RSE.
At St Mary’s Bryanston Square CE Primary we strongly believe that each and every child has an entitlement to a full and rounded education, which includes educating them with regards to their personal well-being and development through a comprehensive age appropriate programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education. Through teaching this programme we will provide all of our 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.
From September 2020, the Department for Education made changes to relationships and sex education guidance following nationwide consultation and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:
This guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, well-being, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory from September 2020 and forms part of the National Curriculum.
In conjunction with the Healthy School Partnership in Westminster and the LDBS guidance we have reviewed our PSHE & RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
As part of this process, the school is required to consult with parents, staff and governors in order to inform and guide our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
Towards the end of this information are all of the relevant documents for you to review:
- Relationship and Sex Education Policy 2020
- Planned programme of PSHE and RSE teaching content
Once you have read through the documents we would like you to consider and respond to the following questions:
1. Are there any changes or additions that you think should be made to the RSE Policy?
2. Are there any changes or additions that you think should be made to the PSHE/RSE Curriculum?
3. Thinking about relationships and sex education, what do you believe is the most important subject area that should be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?
4. Would you like support at home, on how to speak to your child about relationship and sex education?
5. Any other comments or questions?
Please complete your responses to these questions by clicking here: https://forms.gle/yThbQGZW7Lr1VASr8 (The consultation period is now closed)
To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.
- FAQ sheet
- Our Policy for Relationships, Sex and Health Education
- DfE parental leaflet
- Programme of Teaching for Years 1 - 6
The consultation window will be open from Friday 18th September to 5th October until 5pm. (The consultation period is now closed)
We will then respond to and publish our response to the consultation by Friday 23rd October.