From September 2020, all primary schools are required by the government to teach Relationships and Health Education as part of their Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) curriculum. You can find further government guidance relating to this here.
It has been created to help children have positive and safe relationships with anyone they might come into contact with including family, friends, and people online. It will help children make good decisions about their health and wellbeing and enable them to know how and where to seek support if any health issues arise for themselves or others.
If you would like more information about statutory Relationships and Health Education, please click here to read the government guide “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents”.
Our draft Relationships Education, and Health Education Policy is attached below. Following engagement with parents, we will be finalising this policy in the spring term.
A letter to parents of children at St Michael's CE Primary Academy explaining the new statutory changes to the PSHE curriculum and how we are sharing these can be found below. A link to a questionnaire to gather parent's views or questions can be found here. The survey will close on 28.2.21.