Dear Parents and Carers,
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Sir Henry Fermor C of E 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 September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:
The guidance focuses on teaching and learning about 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.
We have reviewed our Relationships and Health (RHE) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RHE 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 has developed a final draft policy alongside a working party of parents and with the support of our Tenax Trust and governors. We are now consulting with parents to help inform our decisions on when and how certain content is covered. We would appreciate your views on our draft policy for Relationships and Health Education (RHE) which includes details of the curriculum covered. Our consultation will run from Friday 28th 2021 until Friday 18th June 2021.
The Consultation Questions are also available to parents and carers via the school website. Please use this link to take part:
Your views are very important to us. Once we have considered the feedback, the finalised RHE policy will be available on the school website. Hopefully this information is able to answer any questions you may have but if you have any queries regarding the consultation process, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Thank you for your continued support.