Relationship, Sex Education Policy
Relationship, Sex Education Policy Consultation September 2020
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Manor Park Primary School and Nursery, 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 September 2020, 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:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
As part of this process, the school is required to consult with parents, staff and governors to help us inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
Below are the draft documents for your attention. We would welcome any feedback before we confirm the final policy and scheme of work.
The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the FAQs which is on our website (see below).
To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.
Documents attached to this page are-
- RSE Policy
- RSE Scheme
- Reception PSHE/RSE Curriculum Map
- KS1 & KS2 PSHE/RSE Curriculum Map
- RSE Frequently asked questions