Relationships Education and RSE Consultation

The Department for Education are introducing two new statutory subjects which will be implemented from September 2021, (implementation was intended to be in September 2020 but has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic). The subjects are Relationships Education and Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing and the DfE guidelines and curriculum content can be found at the bottom of this page.

Schools have been asked to consult with their parents about the implementation of the new subjects and we will be holding meetings to do this later this month:

Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 – Thursday 20th May at 9.00

Year 3 & Year 4                     – Friday 21st May at 9.00

Year 5 & Year 6                     – Thursday 27th May at 9.00

The meetings will be held in the school hall and we will have to limit numbers to to ensure social distancing. There will be a maximum of 16 places at each meeting with only one adult per child please.

Whilst the subjects are new, much of the content has been taught for many years at our school and both subjects focus on teaching children the skills and information that they need to ensure that we all live happily and respectfully together and that they are able to keep themselves safe.

Relationships education focuses on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships including:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe

Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing focuses on teaching way in which children can learn to become healthy and resilient including:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Health and prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent

Please have a look at the documents below and contact me or your child’s class teacher if you have any comments.

Many thanks

Mr Waddington

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