‘Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way…..In primary schools, we want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.’
Relationships Education, Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (RSHE) Department of Education.
Relationships Education, Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (RSHE) will become statutory in September 2020. Government guidance stipulates that we should be covering the following topics;
• Families & People Who Help Us
• Caring Friendships
• Respectful Relationships
• Online Relationships
• Being Safe
• Mental Wellbeing
• Internet Safety & Harms
• Physical Health & Fitness
• Healthy Eating
• Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco
• Basic First Aid
• Changing Adolescent Body
In order to deliver this new curriculum we are using materials from 1 Decision, who have been providing resources for schools around the world to support their teaching. The materials are comprehensive and cover all aspects of the new curriculum that Primary School children are expected to learn. Please see the Delivery Plan to understand the topics we are covering.
At Neroche we feel that it is important to prepare our children as fully as possible for secondary school and adulthood. With this in mind we will be continuing to provide sex education for children in Year 5 and 6. This will form part of the topic on Growing and Changing and will include information about puberty and conception. We will be happy to discuss the content of this with you so that you have an understanding of what the children will be accessing.
The Government has been clear about which parts of the curriculum you are able to withdraw your children from. Please see further guidance in the document titled ‘DfE Guidance for Parents’ for further clarification on this.
If you have any further questions about this area of the curriculum please contact your child’s teacher in the first instance.