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Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)
at Avenue Primary School
In July 2019, The Department for Education released a document changing the previous Sex and Relationship (SRE) guidance to the new Relationships, Sex and Health guidance (RSHE).
Relationships, Sex and Health Education is lifelong learning about physical, sexual, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care for family life. It involves acquiring information, developing skills and forming positive beliefs, values and attitudes.
By law primary schools are required to teach relationships and health education, alongside National Curriculum Science and within the context of Safeguarding.
At Avenue Primary School we acknowledge that parents/carers are a child’s first and most effective teacher and that is why we believe it is essential that our parents are part of the planning process and fully informed.
We are now eager to consult with you regarding your views on when and how certain content is covered.
As a result, we invite you to:
- Read the Government Guidance for RSHE
- Read our draft policy for Relationships and Sex Education
- Complete the Parent/Carer questionnaire
Links to all documents can be found below this message.
As highlighted above Schools are legally required to teach the content of the National Curriculum and as a result, what is taught is ultimately the decision for the School. The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the policy.
If you would like to discuss RSHE further and have more input in our policy, we are running parent consultation sessions during the week beginning 9th November. All meetings will be in single sex, COVID-19 secure groups. If you would like to come to one of these meetings please inform the school office by Wednesday 4th November 2020.
Once we have considered all your responses from the questionnaire and any subsequent parent meetings, our RSHE Policy will be updated and published on the Schools website.
If you have any queries regarding the consultation process; please do not hesitate to contact the School.
2019-20 SRE Content and Letters: