RSE Consultation

Dear Parents

As part of the  your child’s educational experience at Warden Hill Primary, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a range carefully planned units of work from the Cambridgeshire Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) scheme of work. This scheme has been firmly embedded in our curriculum for years, with the most recent updates to the units taught in 2020. This curriculum area is essential in supporting our children’s developing knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives both now and in the future.

As many of you will be aware the Department of Education announced changes to the relationships and sex education following a  nationwide consultation. These changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the update requirements. Due to Covid 19 schools have been able to delay the start of this until the summer term 2021. The Government guidance can be found below.

This means that we have been reviewing our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities

As a school we have decided to adopt the RSE curriculum from Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning(GHLL) team (part of the LA). The whole teaching staff have been able to attend high quality training from the GHLL team over the last year and have had time to study the lessons and familiarise themselves with the resources to support our children in delivering these sessions. I would ask you to take the time to look through all the information and then take a short, but important survey, as part of the consultation process.

We are particularly interested in your views and any areas you might like further support at home.

I am aware that there will be differences of opinion, but we will try to take your views into account.