Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School considers that Relationships, Sex and Relationships and Health Education (RSE) is an integral part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum, and is linked to that for Science. We aim to offer pupils a carefully planned programme on human development, relationships and family life within a safe, comfortable atmosphere and in a relaxed relationship between teacher and pupil. The programme is set within a moral framework and matched to the pupils’ level of maturity. Please read the following policy, this reflects statutory requirements of the DCSF Sex and Relationship Guidance. It is important for parents to note that children cannot be withdrawn from the teaching and learning around Relationships education which will be the only focus for us at Forefield, as an infant school.
The Secretary of State declares ‘Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. Our children are growing up in a world very different to that in which we grew up.’
Relationship and Health Education is therefore vital because it puts the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.
The RSE policy will give you all the information that you require on how RSE is taught within our school.
Mrs. Gilroy, as RSE lead, would be happy to answer any queries or questions with regard to the RSE curriculum you may have.
As part of our consultation process with Parents we sent out a survey through Parent App in May 2020. This survey asked parents/ carers to read the draft policies for RSE and PSHE and then asked parents for any feedback. We had 257 responses to our survey. Below you will find the covering letter for the initial parent survey and there is also the feedback letter from the comments made.