Mill Hill Primary School
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Proposed Policy
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Mill Hill 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 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.
Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, became statutory, and formed part of the National Curriculum.
We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy, which you can view below, so we can be sure our RSE 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 would welcome consultation with parents.
The Consultation Questions are as follows:
- Would you any like support at home, in the area of RSE?
- Are there any changes or additions that you think should be made to the RSE Policy or Curriculum outline ?
- Thinking about relationships and sex education, what do you believe is the most important subject area that should be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?
- Thinking about relationships and sex education, is there an area that you think should not be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?
If you would like to reply and give your thoughts and opinions on any of the five questions above, please email [email protected] and mark the subject RSE questions by 17th May.