You may be aware that the Government have made ‘Relationship, Health and Sex Education’ compulsory in all primary schools in England.
Here at Holy Trinity, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) that gives our pupils the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
We recognise that our pupils are growing up in an increasingly complex world and are living their lives both on and offline. We recognise that while this presents many exciting and positive opportunities, it also presents challenges and risks. Through our teaching, we recognise that our pupils must know how to be safe and healthy and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
We are clear that parents and carers are the prime educators for children on many of these matters, however the DfE Guidance 2019 (p.23) recommends that all primary schools ‘have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils.’ It is our job to complement and reinforce this role. Building on what pupils learn at home is an important part of delivering a good education and our partnership.
Below you can find our draft RSHE Policy. The draft Policy includes our Aims and Values, the considerations we have made as a diverse Church School, information on our curriculum content and what rights you have as a parent. Furthermore, you will find the Guide for Parents of understanding the RSHE curriculum, which we hope will help to enhance your knowledge on the RSHE curriculum.
All PSHE and RSE teaching will take place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.
As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents. If you would like to find out more, discuss concerns, ask questions or give feedback on the draft RSE policy, could you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before Monday 17th May, midday.