Relationships, Health and Sex Education
As a part of your child’s educational at Ducklington CE Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme 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 has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements from summer 2021.
The guidance 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 Education along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.
We are reviewing our RSE 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
As part of this process, the school is consulting with parents, staff and governors to help inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered. We propose to use the Jigsaw Scheme of work to help us deliver this effectively.
DfE guidance can be found here
Further information can be found in links below: