On this page you will find:
- A copy of our school RSE Policy for consultation.
- A copy of the DFE guidance on the teaching of RSE
- A booklet which gives examples of the activities your child will be involved in in each year group.
- A link to a parental questionnaire – giving your views.
Survey link - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZZLL8ZX
Back in autumn 2019, the Department for Education announced that there would be changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and that all schools must comply with the updated requirements. These changes were due to come into effect from September 2020 but Lockdown 1 (March – July 2020) caused this implementation to be postponed until Summer 2021. These changes remain on track to come fully into effect in September 2021 with the focus during Summer 2021 being the children’s mental health and well-being.
This means, that alongside everything else, we have been in the process of reviewing our 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.
As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, based upon the teachings of the church and preparing children to live in today’s world. We want to provide our children with a well-rounded RSE curriculum that supports their personal development.
In order to ensure that the children receive a broad, balanced and informative RSE education, we will be using the following programmes:
- Journey in Love, to support children as they approach puberty and beyond, helping them to form strong and stable relationships
- No Outsiders – Teaching the Equality Act in primary school
- My Happy Mind – a program that aims to create a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem, and character
- Science Curriculum – which teaches the biological aspect of human development
- We will also be using resources from CAFOD – which teaches elements of social justice
The plan had been for workshops and presentations to be held during the summer term 2020, which parents could attend and share their views. The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that this could not and can happen. Therefore, we will be holding a virtual consultation.
We would very much welcome your support and comments. We will be running a parent/carer consultation until 12th April 2021
Any additional comments or questions for our review can be sent to the via school office at, firstname.lastname@example.org, before Thursday 1st April, 2021.
As you are aware relationship education is a real strength at St. Winefride’s. The content of the DFE guidance is not unfamiliar to us and we have always operated within an ethos of tolerance and acceptance. We take any curriculum development very seriously and know that we must play our part in preparing our children for the wider world.