Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultation
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Winnersh Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education that gives our children 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 the relationships and sex education aspects of PSHE following nationwide consultation. These changes originally came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. However, these changes have been delayed due to Covid-19 and now need to be fully in place for September 2021. The statutory guidance can be found at:
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.
From September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory and form part of the National Curriculum.
We have reviewed our RSE 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, the school is consulting with parents, staff and governors to help to inform our decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
You should have received a ParentMail with the consultation questions. We do appreciate your feedback. This can be done anonymously if preferred. This should be completed by Friday 25th June.
Below, you will find a number of documents that you may find it helpful to read through.
Once we have considered all of your feedback, our RSE Policy will be updated and placed on the school’s website.