Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education
We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from September 2020, all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education (RSE). These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.
“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.”
(DfE, 2019, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education)
As the original parents meeting was postposed due to school closures, parents and Carers were invited to join a consultation meeting in October 2020 to discuss our existing PSHE curriculum and the changes being made as part of the RSE. We shared the proposed curriculum for 2020 and gave the focus group the opportunity to look at the themes covered through our PSHE curriculum, which we already use in school. We will continue to use this scheme of work this year, following their updates ready for the release of the new RSE framework. We are still in the consultation stage until the end of this academic year and we welcome any feedback from parents on the proposed curriculum. A further consultation meeting will be held in the Summer term.
In May 2021, Miss Geelan, our PSHE and RSE Lead, invited parents of children in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 to a meeting to discuss the objectives and share some resources for their child's year group for the new RSE curriculum. All objectives from the 'Growing and Changing' unit for each year group will taught on the same day during the Summer term. The key objectives are taught in a way that is tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils in each class at our school and we recognise that this work is vital to support children’s development and that it is most effective when we work in partnership with parents and carers.
If you require any more information on how we teach the RSE curriculum at East Ward, please speak to Miss Geelan.
Please click on the link below to open the documents which will give you more information: