In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
rule of law
tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Relationships, Health and Sex Education Curriculum Consultation
As a part of your child’s educational experience at Kilnhurst St Thomas' Primary Academy, 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 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. The statutory guidance can be found at:
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, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.
We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
As part of this process, the school consulted with parents, staff and governors that helped to inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
The Consultation Questions were as follows:
1. Are you aware of the schools current relationships and sex education policy and where to find it?
2. What are your thoughts on our proposed curriculum for teaching Relationships and Sex Education? (Please read the parent consultation letter.)
3. Do you think this curriculum meets your child’s needs?
4. If you have answered no above. How could we improve the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum?
5. Is there anything we are not covering in the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum that you think we need to teach?
6. As a parent /carer, do you need more information or guidance on the specific topics within the Relationship and Sex Education curriculum? (Please read the power-point and policy attached to the SWAY before answering this question.)
7. If you have answered yes above. What additional guidance or information would you need?
8. How would you like to receive more information?
9 Are there any reasons you would consider withdrawing your child from the Sex Education part of the curriculum.
10. Do you have any further questions about the Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum.
This consultation enabled us to reach a general consensus and we made adjustments to our policy and curriculum based on this feedback.
The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the RSHE Consultation PDF below