The DFE has introduced a new Relationships Education and Health Education Guidance which will become statutory in all primary schools in England from September 2021. This will build on the non-statutory lessons we have previously taught in RSE. (Relationships and Sex Education)
The new 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.
As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. The education of children in human sexuality is an important responsibility, which we undertake in partnership with parents, who are the ‘first educators’ of their children on these matters.
We have been reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils. We have decided to follow the Life to the Full programme, as this has been approved by our Diocese, but most importantly, we feel that it will be a good fit for our school.
Whilst we are planning to have an information meeting about this programme before the end of term (in whatever format we can), we would value your feedback on this programme, and particularly on the key decisions that we need to take regarding the teaching of certain topics in particular phases. To give all parents the opportunity to participate we have opened a consultation period of 6 weeks starting from today 10.5.21 during which we welcome your feedback about any aspect of Life to the Full.
You can give feedback on this form by logging into your child’s Google account https://forms.gle/4yb2zx4yjiFDpMVf6
The documents below will offer further support and guidance about the both the Diocese and school’s approach and the programme content.