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PSHE & RSE draft policy 

Dear Parent/Carer

‘An uninformed child is a vulnerable child’

As a part of your child’s education at All Saints Multi Academy Trust (MAT) we promote personal, social and emotional wellbeing and development through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum. Our aim is to provide our pupils with the correct information, knowledge and understanding so they grow into confident and healthy adults with the ability to make safe positive choices both now and in the future.

As you may be aware, based on a nationwide consultation the Department for Education (DfE) has made changes to relationships and sex education (RSE) which is part of our PSHE programme of study. These change required all schools to comply with the updated requirements by September 2020. However, due to COVID-19 schools have been able to delay this until the summer term 2021.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education

The DfE recommend that all primary schools should have a RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Some parts of the new curriculum, are compulsory, focusing on relationships and health education and elements of sex education contained in the science curriculum. As an academy we have opted to teach both compulsory and non-compulsory recommended parts of the curriculum and have done so for a number of years as we feel this has always benefited our pupils.

This means that we have been reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure it is appropriate for our pupils and is up to date with the latest Government Statutory expectations.

At All Saints MAT, we value and are committed to working in partnership with parents and therefore need your feedback to help us do this.

We would like to invite you:

  • To take the opportunity to view our draft policy and curriculum intentions (see below) and
  • Complete the questionnaire to provide feedback through the following link:

https://forms.office.com/r/jRyaHk1kyT

Your views are very important to us and we will respond to you on the outcome of this process as soon as possible. Once we have considered all the feedback, the finalised Relationships and Sex Education Policy will be uploaded to the school’s website which will also set out the proposed curriculum.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the consultation process, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Miss S Blake

PSHE curriculum Lead

 

St Thomas CE Academy
Great Colmore Street, Birmingham B15 2AT
stthomas@allsaintsmat.school
0121 622 2151