The Department for Education (DFE) has published statutory guidance for school for “Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education”.
You can view the full guidance here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education
This is now mandatory for schools to comply with.
The statutory framework for Primary schools is divided into two main sections: Health Education, and Relationships Education and has the following sections:
At Moss Road, we deliver the statutory requirements for Relationships and Health Education through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum, which aims is to equip children with the skills and knowledge to become healthy, secure, independent and responsible members of society. In an age-appropriate way, we prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in later life and encourage them to use developing social skills and knowledge to identify risk to make safe decisions for them.
PSHE has an integral part to play in building pupils’ mental wellbeing and their understanding of themselves as part of a family, community and wider society. As our pupils grow, they will understand their rights as global citizens and the responsibility that this brings.
Parents do not have a legal right to withdraw their child(ren) from teaching covered in the statutory guidance.
There are weekly PSHE lessons in KS1 for approximately 60min per week. These sessions cover all the statutory requirements for Health and Relationships education. Many aspects will also be covered through general day-to-day interactions, assemblies, stories and through visits and visitors.
At Moss Road, we mainly use well-sequenced, published scheme called Jigsaw for our PSHE curriculum. This has been adapted following consultation with parents, staff and governors.
It is a whole-school approach and provides a comprehensive scheme of work from Early Years through to Y2.
Jigsaw PSHE brings together Personal, Social and Health education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development through six different half-termly topics:
Being Me in My World,
Dreams and Goals
In all instances, they are applying, consolidating and further developing their PSHE vocabulary, knowledge and skills.
Our Aspire learning behaviours are at the heart of everything we do at Moss Road and as a result ensure that the skills of communication, problem-solving, creativity, resilience, teamwork, communication and independence are constantly practised and embedded by the time our children leave us.
We further support this approach by providing assemblies, enrichment activities, workshops and circle times, as and when we feel they are appropriate to meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of our school community.
Our PSHE programme offers many opportunities for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, as well as contributing to all the strands of the British Values agenda.