RSHE (including Sex Education) Policy Consultation for parents/carers
23 November 2020 (by admin)
The RSE and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education including Health Education (of which puberty education is a key component) compulsory in all state-funded schools. The national curriculum for science also includes subject content in related areas, such as the main external body parts, the human body as it grows from birth to old age (including puberty) and reproduction in some plants and animals.
Sex education is currently not compulsory in primary schools, however the DfE continues to recommend that all primary schools should have a sex education programme that is tailored to the age and maturity of the pupils
At Netherseal St. Peter's, RSHE is the umbrella term we use to encompass PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economics education) and SRE (Sex and Relationships Education). We seek to use our RSHE education to build, where appropriate, on the statutory content already outlined in the national curriculum, the basic school curriculum and in statutory guidance on: drug education, financial education, sex and relationship education (SRE) and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle
Although we have been delivering RSHE and some aspects of sex education for many years, we have recently reviewed our curriculum, to make sure that our lessons meet the requirements that the government has set out. We have updated our RSHE and Sex and Relationships Policies which we are inviting parents to consider before they are finalised.
Please find both policies on our school website: School Information/Learning for Life. We would appreciate it if would take the time to read these through then complete the online survey below.