Relationships, Sex & Health Education
At Stamshaw Infant School we strive to ensure children feel confident, healthy and happy developing their personal wellbeing through the ongoing teaching of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE). This teaching covers the three main themes of Relationships, Living in the Wider World and Health and Wellbeing.
We aim to encourage children to further explore and enhance their understanding, promoting the development of positive attitudes, whilst giving them the opportunity to learn key skills that will allow them to lead safe and productive lives both now and in the future.
As you may be aware, 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 new 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, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.
To ensure our RSHE curriculum meets the needs of our learners, we have been reviewing the curriculum and policy to ensure that our provision is appropriate for all year groups. Our final step is to consult with our parent community for your thoughts and opinions on the policy before the final version is confirmed.
Many thanks to all parents and carers that took the time to complete our RSE survey.
Following the results of this and taking into account the parental feedback received, please find the finalised Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Policy below.
For further information please also see the RSE Primary Guide for Parents.