Following parental feedback (October 2020) on the government decision to make Relationships and Sex Education compulsory and our proposed approach to deliver PSHE we have now adopted our PSHE curriculum (including RSE), which is used across our trust.
The vast majority of responses were fully supportive of our approach and policy. Where parents had individual questions, these were responded to by the head of school.
Some comments were as follows:
'I fully support the teaching of RSE and think the policy looks excellent-carefully considered and well thought out'
'Glad to see that LGBT is now being taught as well'
'I would like to see the exact material my sons will be taught' this parent has been invited to view material in advance of lessons being taught
'Does the RSE also cover alternative means of conception ie IVF?' this parent was responded to showing how alternative methods are covered in Upper KS2
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
(Gavin Williamson Secretary of State for Education, July 2020)
The DfE have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England. Bridge Schools Trust follows the national curriculum and any associated updates to DfE policy. We are proposing all our schools follow this government guidance and provide you as parents with the opportunity to feedback to us on this proposal. The PSHE curriculum we offer is fully compliant with the DfE Statutory Relationships & Health Education Guidance. This document maps the guidance to the programme we follow in schools, showing the depth and breadth of the curriculum coverage. [Note: Please be patient while the document loads - if it loads blank, please refresh the browser window or click the pdf icon or the 'View' / 'Download' links under the 'Documents' title below].
All of the compulsory subject content is age appropriate and developmentally appropriate. It will be taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect to the backgrounds and beliefs of children and parents while always with the aim of providing children with the knowledge they need of the law. This programme is being introduced this academic year and will be communicated to our stakeholders throughout the year, being reviewed in July 2021. You can find our PSHE policy (including relationships and sex education) via this link [Note: Please be patient while the document loads - if it loads blank, please refresh the browser window or click the pdf icon or the 'View' / 'Download' links under the 'Documents' title below].
Alongside learning in PSHE, children will develop their resilience and character in many other ways, growing to be kind, happy, honest, successful and productive members of society.
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