Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School



PSHE

PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultation

From the start of the Summer Term 2021, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.

As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.

Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School will be starting their consultation process on Wednesday 23rd September 2020; the consultation will close on the Wednesday 21st October 2020.

As part of this, parents, staff and governors, will be asked to read through the following two documents and make comments on them. The two documents that you are asked to read as part of the consultation will be:

  • Consultation on PSHE/RSE Policy, September 2020 (Draft)
  • Consultation on PSHE-RSE Curriculum, September 2020 (Draft)

 

In order to provide your feedback to this consultation, we would appreciate your completion of the following questionnaire:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VLSHYJM

 

If you wish to carry out further reading around RSE, the following documents may be of use to you:

Government Guidance

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

All classes take part in a series of lessons concerning health education, sex and relationships education.  It is a crucial part of preparing children for their lives now and in the future, as adults and parents.  The teaching programme uses materials and resources from the national PSHE Association.  Inclusive to this is education around LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-sexual).  Discrete lessons are not taught around LGBT but it may form part of discussions around family relationships.  All of the SRE is delivered to ensure children acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to accept their own and others sexuality in positive ways, showing mutual respect and responsibility, free from abuse.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from SRE education if they wish to do so and are requested to consult with the headteacher, Mrs Elliott, before they withdraw their child.