As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. All schools will be required to comply with the updated requirement s from Summer 2021. The statutory guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-personal-social-health-and-economic-pshe-and-relationships-and-sex-education-rse/introduction-relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-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.
Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.
This means that we have been reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on t heir:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
At Great Clacton Church of England Junior School, we follow a scheme for PHSE called SCARF. This ensures that all the statutory content is covered. Further information as part of this consultation as to what is taught to children and when in line with the SCARF programme of study can be found online with the other supporting documents that form part of this consultation.
We will be starting our consultation process on Monday 30th November and ending on Friday 11th December 2020.
A letter detailing how parents/carers can respond to the consultation was emailed to them on Monday 30th November. Below are copies of the documents to support the consultation process and for parent/carer reference.