RSHE Parent Consultation
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Alsager Highfields 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, 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 relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from Summer 2021 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 Summer 2021, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.
We have reviewed our RSHE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSHE 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 consulted with professionals, staff, governors and parents that helped to inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
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 PowerPoint that is attached and was shared at our RSHE Parents Information evening by Mrs Henshall. To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information within this page which provides more detail.
Please find below:
- A summary of what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary school,
- A presentation for parents giving an overview of RSHE and the rationale behind the curriculum changes
- FAQ sheet,
- Our Policy for Relationships, Sex and Health Education (to be added once agreed at Governors)
- DfE guidance that outlines statutory requirements.
If you have any questions please email Mrs Henshall, Assistant Headteacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org