As a part of your child’s educational experience at Mitton Manor 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, under-standing, 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 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. 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.
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 January 2021, 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:
As part of this process, the school consulted with parents, staff and governors that helped to inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
The Consultation Questions were as follows:
1. I understand and agree with the content of the RSE policy
2. I am aware of the topics that will be covered by RSE sessions
3. Are there any changes you would make to the RSE policy or curriculum?
4. Is there anything that we are not covering that you think we need to address?
5. As a parent, do you feel that you need more information or guidance on specific topics?
This consultation enabled us to reach a general consensus and we made adjustments to our policy and curriculum based on this feedback.
The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the DfE information which is on our website (see below).
To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.
Please find below: