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Relationships, Sex and Health Education

The Department for Education has recently announced changes to relationships, sex and health education (RSHE). Mrs Sharpe wrote to parents and carers in October 2019 to invite them to contribute to a consultation of the RSHE policy and curriculum for our school, and representatives from all other groups of our community were also surveyed. Thank you to everyone who contributed their opinions.

Taking into account the opinions of our children, parents, carers and staff, we have now updated our RSHE curriculum and policy (see 'Statutory Information') so that we can be sure our RSHE provision is appropriate for our pupils, as per the Government’s requirements around ‘protected characteristics’, based on their age, sex, gender, physical or emotional maturity, race, religious or cultural background, special educational needs or disabilities, or orientation.

The national changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools were obliged to comply from this date. We were ready to 'get going' well in advance of this date.

As per our policy, in line with updated Government advice:
- Parents and carers do not have the right to withdraw their children from relationships and health education, including the videos that the school has chosen to support the teaching of the RSHE curriculum (which have been edited by the school in order to make them age-appropriate, as determined by this policy).
- Parents and carers of Year 6 children have the right to withdraw their children from the sex education components within RSHE, noted in Section 5 [of the policy].
- Requests for withdrawal should be put in writing using the form found in Appendix 3 of this policy and addressed to the headteacher.
- Alternative work will be given to children who are withdrawn from the sex education element of RSHE.

Please click on the button at the top of the page to view the modified Channel 4 videos we use in our RSHE lessons, with kind permission from Channel 4. These are intended for viewing by parents and carers, not children. If you would like the password to access these videos, please contact your child's class teacher.


Children's Mental Health Week - Monday 1st-7th February 2021

The theme for Children's Mental Health Week this year is 'Dress to Express' so Mrs Wellsted has set a challenge for everyone. Mrs Wellsted's challenge is to have a screen-free afternoon, wear your comfiest clothes and share a book with someone you love - even if that person is yourself! Your child's class teacher will not set any work for one afternoon during this week so you can take part!

Follow the link for some information and resources about Children's Mental Health Week -


Internet Safety Day - Tuesday 9th February 2021

Follow the links for some tips about how to discuss safe internet access with your children -