Relationships and Sex Education Parent Consultation (RSE)

Dear Parents and Carers,

First of all I wanted to apologise for the delay, it was my intention to undertake this consultation in March 2020 but due to circumstances that arose, attention was diverted to other matters.

As a part of your child’s education at St Paul’s C of E Primary School,  we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

Our PSHE and Relationships programme of study has been developed using the PSHE Association Programme of Study alongside Picture News, Values v Violence (DotCom), Skills Builder, British Values, School Values and Employers into Primary Schools, to develop a scheme of work that best meets the needs, including the local community context for our school.  The programme of study offers clear progression from KS1 to KS2 building on the work of Development Matters within the EYFS.

During key stages 1 and 2, PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing

independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the

Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online.

PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an

active contribution to their communities.

From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.  Although schools have the opportunity to phase in the teaching of the subject up to summer 2021.

As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.

Please could you read through the information and if you are able to could you answer the questions and email back to school at office@stpaulsprimaryschool.org.uk by 1st September 2020

 

Mrs Finney