RSE Parental Consultation

Message from the Headteacher: Parental Consultation On Relationships and Sex Education Policy

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following guidance from the DFE, we are required to incorporate RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) into our curriculum.

At St Paul’s Primary school, we will be offering a Relationships Education in line with statutory guidance. As a school, and in agreement with the Governing Body, we have agreed to teach the elements of Sex Education outlined in the Primary Science curriculum. While Sex Education is not compulsory in primary schools, the DfE guidance highlights its importance as part of older pupils’ transition from primary to secondary school.

The aim of our ‘Relationships Education’ is to equip children with the information they need to prepare for adult life. Our teaching of relationships education is embedded within our heartsmart scheme that we already use in school. Our goal is for the children to leave St Paul’s knowing the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. They will develop the skills to not only form relationships but to think about relationships with others and recognise when these relationships are positive.

To ensure that our curriculum includes both statutory guidance as well as the needs’ of our school, we are consulting parents on our RSE Policy. We welcome your feedback and comments to help inform our school’s decisions on when and how certain content is covered and enable us to reach a general consensus.

To help you to understand the requirements we need to meet, please look at our:

  • Draft policy
  • Within the draft policy is the curriculum overview that gives you an overview of what is taught.
  • There is also a copy of DFE guidance on RSE and also a parental guidance leaflet

All documents can be found on the school website. Just click on the RSE parental consultation tab on the home page. When you have had a chance to look at the documents we ask that you complete the following survey in relation to the RSE Policy.

Link to parental consultation survey on draft Relationships and Sex Education Policy

Following the consultation with parents, we will update our curriculum, taking into consideration feedback from parents along with feedback from staff/governors. Once governors have agreed with all aspects with our curriculum, we will share the finalised policy with you on our website and will implement our curriculum alongside our current scheme Heartsmart.

This consultation period will end on Thursday 24th June and therefore, all feedback will be required on or before this date.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Wright

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