Dear Parents and Carers,
As a part of your child's education at Waverton Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensively taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education. Our PSHE curriculum, aims to give children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. These changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education.
The new 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.
Teaching about relationships is nothing new for schools – relationships education is currently covered through PSHE. However, due to these changes in guidance, we have been reviewing our current PSHE policy and curriculum to ensure our provision meets the new statutory guidance. As part of these changes, it is important to us to have the views of parents and we would appreciate your feedback via the confidential questionnaire, once you have consulted the documents below.
All PSHE teaching Waverton takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values.
If you would like to find out more or discuss any concerns, please indicate on the questionnaire in the comments sections.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs C Cartwright
Deputy Head teacher