RSHE Information

From September 2020 relationships education, along with health education were made statutory by the Department for Education and now form part of the national curriculum.  These changes came into effect from September 2020 but due to covid-19, schools have been given an extension until June 2021 to comply with the updated requirements.  

The new expectations focus on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics related to physical and mental health, wellbeing safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own wellbeing.  

The statuary guidance can be found at: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relat...

After reviewing various curriculum materials, we have opted to use Jigsaw, a full PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) programmme, as the main way of teaching our pupils the required relationships and health education content. As well as covering all necessary content from the new curriculum for relationships and health, Jigsaw has a strong focus on emotional and mental health and wellbeing. 

The school has also opted to teach sex education through Jigsaw’s programmme. This will be taught through a selection of lessons in Y6 only. Please see the draft policy for further details and below for a more detailed table on content coverage.

Parental Engagement

Parental engagement is essential for the curriculum to be successful and will also support parents in their role as their children’s primary educators.  

The content on the website is as follows:    

  • A summary of what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary school 
  • A FAQ document 
  • Our PSHE & RSE policy  
  • DFE guidance that outlines statutory requirements