At Woodland View we aim to offer a rich, balanced curriculum that supports children’s development not only academically but emotionally and socially. We believe effective PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) is essential to support children’s wellbeing and offers them the skills and understanding so that they can lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives – both now and in the future.
We have always offered a comprehensive PSHE programme and part of this was relationship and sex education delivered in a sensitive and age appropriate manner. The Government has undertaken a national review and announced changes to relationships and sex education to ensure all schools are delivering effective PSHE provision. All schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. These changes came into effect from September 2020. Due to COVID 19 schools have been able to delay this until the summer term 2021. The statutory guidance can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education
The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships, with friends, family and online, and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, and safeguarding. Our newly reviewed and updated PSHE programme has been in place since September 2020 ensuring that our curriculum meets the new statutory expectations. You can find out more about our provision in our school policy.
We have developed a new policy for Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) lessons, which includes how both Relationships Education and Sex Education will be taught at our school.
We have collated all the key documents for you to read here, including our new draft PSHE and RSE policy.
As part of our consultation process with parents, we had hoped that by this point we would be able to meet with parents at an open evening to discuss this policy, share your views and answer any questions. However, with the continued coronavirus restrictions this is not possible this term, or indeed this academic year. Therefore, we would ask you to review our new draft PSHE and RSE policy online and the guide for parents from the DfE, as well as documents showing the DfE expectations for pupils in Relationship Education and Health and Wellbeing Education by the end of primary school.
There will then be a short parent questionnaire sent to you next week via Ping for you to share your thoughts and feedback on our draft policy. We ask that you submit your responses by Friday 9th April.
Thank you for your continued support.
Deputy Head and PSHE Lead