Dear Parents and Carers,
You will be aware that, as a part of your child’s educational experience at Holy Trinity Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
As a school, we have taught PSHE for many years which has always included understanding relationships. This is to help ensure that the children grow up to be the best that they can be. From September 2020 the Department for Education made Relationships and Health Education compulsory in all primary schools.
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 children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
How will this be delivered?
Our school’s PSHE education programme is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school’s vision and values.
To help you understand the curriculum requirements, the following documents can be accessed.
- a summary of what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary school
- our PSHE Policy
- DfE guidance that outlines statutory requirements.
We had hoped to be able to run parent workshops in school to give you the opportunity to discuss the curriculum and ask any questions that you may have. Unfortunately, we are not able to. Instead, if you have any queries or concerns regarding the PSHE & RSE curriculum please complete the form https://forms.gle/ydJrSmoBqXvPURDj8 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your questions are important to us and we will respond to you on the outcome of this process later this term.
Further information on the new statutory requirements is available on:
Miss Fenlon, Head Teacher
Miss Borrell, PSHE Leader
Mr Berry, Chair of Governors