Relationships Sex Education
My Name is Suzie Hicks and I am the Curriculum Leader for Relationships and Sex Education.
I enjoy working alongside teaching staff to ensure that all our children understand about healthy, respectful relationships and know how to keep themselves safe in all contexts, including online. I am passionate about teaching our children how to be healthy and ensuring that they know about their own bodies.
For more information, please find below our RSE Policy, Scheme of Work and Progression Map.
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Round Hill 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 and young people the knowledge, under-standing, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
The Department for Education (DfE) announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation and these changes came into effect from September 2020. After consultation with Round Hill parents we have updated our school policy below.
The new scheme 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 help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
Consequently, Relationships, along with Health Education, is statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum. For Secondary schools Sex Education will also become statutory. However, the DfE continue to recommend that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Where schools provide sex education at key stages 1 and 2, parents will have the right to withdraw their child from sex education but not from statutory Relationships Education, Health Education or what is taught in the Science National curriculum.
This means that we have reviewed our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
What is taught, and how, is ultimately a decision for the school and consultation does not provide a parental veto on curriculum content as schools are legally required to teach the National Curriculum. The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained within the policy and FAQs below, along with the RSE school policy.
Below you will also find the schemes of work for each year group. Teachers will let you know which part they are working on so you have chance to talk to your child and support the work in class if you would like to.