Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE) and
Relationships & Sex Education (RSE)
The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019, made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017, make Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Health Education compulsory in all schools except independent schools.
From September 2020, it is a compulsory requirement that all primary schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship and Health Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum. Due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, this deadline has been extended to Summer term 2021.
Although we use the PSHE Programme- Jigsaw; which does offer a comprehensive programme of study covering many aspects of the curriculum requirements, we also use a variety of other resources available to ensure all compulsory elements of Health and Relationship Education are covered and the primary level of Sex Education is taught in an age-appropriate way.
At Bishop Martin we completed a consultation with parents in 2015 when introducing our Jigsaw PSHE Scheme, more specifically focussed on the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) teaching content. The consultation process was collaborative and supportive, involving parents, governors, school staff and the children themselves. This saw the full launch of Jigsaw within the curriculum of Bishop Martin, which is still a valuable teaching resource used today.
As part of our new consultation with parents, please see attached below a draft copy of our PSHE policy for you to read. There will be an opportunity to feedback and share your thoughts at a Zoom meeting before half-term. If you would be interested in taking part in this feedback meeting, please contact the school office and we will send you the Zoom link. Following on from this consultation, your feedback and the draft policy will be shared with the Governing Body before ratification.
PSHE & RSE Consultation
Click on the image below for 'at home' advice.
Click on the image below to visit the Parent Information site.
Click on the image below to access the Jigsaw Parent and Carers Guide.
Relationship & Sex Education (RSE) - A Guide for Parents