Statutory requirement to deliver Relationships and Health Education – Parent Engagement & Consultation

Welcome to this temporary part of our website which is designed to allow us to share information with you about these important changes to the school curriculum.

You may know that from September 2020, the Government has decided that all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education (RHE), although they have given schools some flexibility on when they fully implement the new curriculum until summer term 2021 due to the disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

These subjects, which we will teach via our Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) education curriculum, are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a happy and successful adult life.  For many years now, we have covered the vast majority of the topics and themes which the Government is now asking all schools to deliver.  This has been done through our PSHE education programme which is an important part of our approach to developing the whole child at Perry Hall.

As part of our preparation to deliver these new requirements, we have been working hard to make sure that the resources and materials that we will use to do this are right for both our children and our school community.  As required by the Government, we are now consulting with parents and carers on our approach to this, specifically around our Relationships Education curriculum and policy.  Given the current circumstances around social distancing and other restrictions, we felt that the best way to do this was via our school website and by sharing some of the key documents for you to take a look at.

The idea of this consultation exercise is to give you a chance to see how we have interpreted the statutory guidance, for you to ask us any questions and for us to gain your feedback.  Please take a look at our draft RSE Policy which will give you all the information you need about our approach to Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) at Perry Hall.  Within the appendix of this policy, you will find an overview of our PSHE curriculum which will give you more information about the themes and topics covered across the school years.  The other documents (links at the bottom of this page) are designed to give you further information and guidance about these changes- in particular, please refer to the ‘RSE Primary Schools Guide for Parents’ and the ‘DfE RSE PSHE FAQs’ documents as these will provide you with information regarding the background to the changes from the Government.

We think that is important that every parent is involved in all parts of the education of their child and we want this consultation around the new requirements to be a useful and informative engagement exercise for our school. Therefore, if you have any feedback or comments about any of the elements of our policy, then please let us know.  We will use this information to help us make any final decisions about our policy and curriculum, so your comments are very welcome.

This consultation process will end on Friday 18th December 2020. Please email your feedback to perryhallprimaryschool@wolverhampton.gov.uk. Once this is completed, we will then consider feedback and respond to any questions raised.

Once this feedback process finishes, we will then take any views and opinions into consideration before we close the consultation and publish the final versions of our RSE policy and curriculum overview.  This policy and curriculum will then come into immediate effect.

Please note, this consultation is for parents/carers of pupils attending Perry Hall Primary School only.

Academy RSE Policy July 2020 PH

Appendix 1 – PSHE Long Term Plan 2020 DRAFT

RSE primary schools guide for parents

RSE PSHE FAQs

SCARF Information for parents RSE