Relationship and Sex Education Consultation
Dear Parents and Carers,
As some of you may remember, in 2020 we asked you to consult on our Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum in line with the statutory requirements of the Department for Education; these changes came into effect in September 2020. Best practice is to review the RSE curriculum every two to three years, and we have therefore carried out a review recently. As a result, we have rewritten our PSHEE (Physical, Social, Health and Economic Education) and RSE curriculum and policy, so we can be sure our provision meets the Government criteria and is appropriate for our children based on their: age, physical and emotional maturity, religious and cultural backgrounds, special educational needs and/or disabilities, and what pupils need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships, and in the wider world. We would very much welcome your support and feedback and are pleased to provide a Parent and Carer Consultation period.
To take part in the consultation please find below the following documents: -
- A copy of our school policy for consultation. Within our policy, there is a detailed overview of what all pupils are expected to have been taught by the end of each year group.
- Details of our new PSHEE scheme – Jigsaw – which we will be using from the summer term which provides an overview of teaching for each year group.
- An additional leaflet explaining how we will approach the teaching of LGBTQ+.
Puberty education is statutory in primary schools; however, sex education is not. It is not our intention to teach detailed sex education at Ayscoughfee Hall School, as this is covered extensively in Year 7 of secondary school.
Our consultation period will end on Friday 24th March. Any questions or comments will be reviewed, with responses being sent after this date, only. Please direct any communications to the school office where they will be directed to the appropriate person.
We take any curriculum development very seriously and know that we must play our part in preparing the children for the wider world.
Mrs T L Wright Mrs R Lane
Headteacher PSHEE Coordinator