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In June last year, the government released statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education.  This new curriculum has been mandatory since September 2020. The Government Guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education


Our draft PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and RSE policy is now available for consultation with our school community and can be viewed by clicking the link below.


Draft Policy:https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/ford-primary-school/UploadedDocument/4f517c8dc0cb4ca4ae29db0ad76f9f1d/pshe-rse-draft-policy-2021.pdf


The policy contains the statutory expectations for primary schools including our proposed approach to compulsory relationships education and sex education.


The school will be following the Jigsaw Scheme of work which covers all aspects of the mandatory curriculum from YR to Y6. Please take the opportunity to read the leaflet for parents and carers, produced by Jigsaw PSHE, which explains this in a little more detail and what is taught in each class.


Parent Guide:https://bit.ly/3mjm9JD


In addition to the statutory Relationships Curriculum, children in Years 5 & 6 will also complete some learning in line with the proposed school RSE Policy and Curriculum.  Parents/ carers have the right to request that their child is withdrawn from some of these lessons. Parents and carers from these classes will be invited to an information session prior to the lessons being taught in the Summer Term to help inform their decision.


We welcome your comments through this consultation to ensure that we can be confident that our final policy reflects the needs of our pupils as well as taking into consideration the views of our school community.


You are invited to complete the parent/carer survey which is available by following the link below. If you wish to comment on this policy, please fill out the survey before  5pm on Sunday 18th April. All comments will be considered collectively, in light of the statutory requirements, before the formal adoption of the policy.




We look forward to hearing your views and please contact the school or speak to a member of the school staff if you have any questions.


Thank you in anticipation of your support.