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 It is important for parents to note that children cannot be withdrawn from the teaching and learning around Relationships education which will be the only focus for us at Forefield, as an infant school.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.
Please have a look at the documentation below. It will give you more information about everything we teach.
At Forefield we believe it is vitally important that all children gain an understanding of the world they are growing up in, and learn how to live alongside and show respect for a diverse range of people this is already a key part of our PSHE and RSE curriculum. We have recently bought some new pictures books (please see picture) to add to our classroom libraries and have already been using them in classes. The pictures, illustrations and stories in these books are absolutely beautiful and help the children explore the world around them and help them to see things from a different point of view and challenge children’s thinking.
We wanted to share them with you in case any have become firm favourites! 😊
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.