PSHE, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultation
The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE). These changes will come into effect from September 2020 (delayed until 2021 due to COVID-19 disruptions) and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. This means that we are in the process of 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/or disabilities
You will be aware that, as a part of your child’s educational experience at Holy Trinity School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives our students the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
What does the new guidance mean?
The new RSE 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 young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
Holy Trinity School will be starting their consultation process, which will run through July.
As part of this, parents, staff and governors, will be asked to read through the following documents and make comments on them if they wish to:
HTS RSE Policy (available here)
HTS PSHE Curriculum Overviews:
For further information: