Personal, Social and Health Education is also taught. We follow the nationally award winning, Shropshire Respect Yourself Relationship and Sex Education Programme. The programme provides a comprehensive scheme of work from Year 1 to Year 6. The Shropshire programme puts the R before the S. We refer to RSE (Relationship and Sex Education); we place emphasis on relationships, supporting pupils’ understanding and skill in developing positive and healthy relationships.
From September 2020 all primary schools in England are required to teach Relationships Education and Health Education. In June 2020 the DfE released an update advising schools that due to disruption caused by Coronavirus they could delay starting teaching RSHE to no later than the beginning of the summer term 2021 if they feel they need additional planning time.
There is no statutory requirement for primary schools to teach sex education beyond what is required in the Science National Curriculum. However, the department for education recommends that children are taught about how a baby is conceived and born prior to leaving primary school and therefore we have included conception and birth in our content at Years 5 and 6.
You can find full details on what schools need to teach and further guidance below.
PSHE Subject Intent:
It is our intent to provide our children with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their well-being health and relationships, now and in the future. This will ensure that they are ready to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life in modern Britain.