Alma Park has a Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) working party to manage the consultation, development, resourcing and implementation of our RSHE curriculum.
Alma Park parents, governors and teaching staff are on the working party.
Consultation documents and reference materials can be accessed via this section of our school website.
Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Alma Park Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive 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.
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 (Summer 2021 following COVID) and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements.
The 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.
Consequently, from Summer 2021, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.
We have reviewed our RSHE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
As part of this process, we are consulting with parents, staff and governors to help inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
The first step in this process is to become familiar with the changes. Please look at the information below which provides more detail. This has been made available in different languages.
The statutory guidance can be found at:
We will soon be sending out for consultation:
- A presentation for parents to provide an overview of RSHE and the rationale behind the curriculum changes, an overview of our curriculum in each year group and clarity on the right of withdrawal and the withdrawal process
- Our draft (8th draft) Policy for Relationships, Sex and Health Education - attached below
- A consultation questionnaire; this will be an opportunity to submit your comments and views on the above documents