As a part of your child’s educational experience at Yarm Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensively taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives 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.
Following nationwide consultation, The Department for Education has made changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. Due to the pandemic there has been an extension as to when schools must fulfil the duty and we intend to introduce this work later in the summer and then develop it in the new academic year. The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, 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.
In light of the guidance, we have reviewed our RHE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents and we value your opinions and input regarding the education of your children. As such, we would like to consult with you on the provision regarding this part of the curriculum. As part of our curriculum review, we would appreciate your views on:
- Our draft policy for Relationships and Health Education (RHE).
- How content within this subject is covered.
The consultation period will finish on Monday 17th May.
Vice-Principal & PSCHE lead