As from September 2020, The Department for Education has announced statutory changes to Relationships Education, Sex and Relationships Education (RSE) and Health Education curriculum expectations
These changes will come into effect at Hallmoor School from Summer term 2021 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. This means that we are in the process of reviewing our PSHE curriculum and associated policy so we can be sure our Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and/or disabilities
You will be aware that, as a part of your child’s educational experience at Hallmoor School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives our students the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
What does the new guidance mean?
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 young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
What if I have questions?
To introduce parents to this concept and to ensure everyone is informed, we would like you to review the draft policy and the statutory content of the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education programme. The draft policy also contains important information for parents who may wish to withdraw their children from sex education elements as within the secondary phase content. As a school community, we are committed to working with parents.
If after reading the draft RSE Policy you would like to respond, there is a survey to complete.
Responding to the survey is optional.
The formal Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education policy consultation period ends on Friday 19th March 2021 at 9am
We would like to invite parents to a remote information meeting via TEAMs during this period to gain further information about the reforms and our offer. We will be sending letters out to all parents/carers with details of times and dates soon after the half term break in February 2021.
We look forward to meeting you soon