In 2020, Relationships Education became a compulsory part of the curriculum for Primary Schools. This is often referred to as RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) although Sex Education does not become mandatory until KS3 and KS4 (Year 7). This was brought in under the Relationships Education, RSE, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 and is a new approach to teaching children about relationships and health. In Primary Schools, there are 5 compulsory areas of learning:
- Families and people who care for me
- Caring friendships
- Respectful relationships
- Online relationships
- Being safe
To reflect modern society, children will be taught about such things as civil partnerships as an alternative to marriage, preparing for the online world, and unhealthy relationships, including violence, abuse and bullying.
This term, our RSE policy is due to be reviewed and best practice is for this to be done through regular consultation with parents; you may remember that we asked for your feedback when the new RSE Curriculum became statutory. We have been delivering the new programme at All Saints for almost two years now and continue to use the PSHE Association planning and support materials in order to cover the National Curriculum requirements. We use a thematic approach when delivering the RSE content and have organised this into a two-year rolling programme to better cater for the mixed-age structure of our school. Please find all of the relevant documentation linking to RSE at All Saints below:
Our RSE Intent Statement and Policy
Our RSE Long Term Plan
Our RSE Scheme of Work
DFE RSE Statutory Guidance
C of E Education Office Response to the RSE Curriculum
If you have any questions regarding our school curriculum, please email our Curriculum Development Lead, Mrs Hannah Mayhew.