Relationships and Sex Education
At Myrtle Park Primary School we will be teaching the new curriculum for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) from the Summer 2 term 2021. This new curriculum has been made compulsory by The Department for Education (DfE). You can read about these changes in this DfE guide for parents here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-sex-and-health-education-guides-for-schools
RSE Curriculum focus areas
The new curriculum will cover sessions linked to the following areas:
- Building positive and healthy relationships
- Taking care of our physical health and mental wellbeing
- Keeping safe (including online safety)
- How our bodies grow and change
For further information on the content for each Year group and to view the whole school overview please see the ‘Information for parents E-book’.
Coram Life Education
At our school we are using the leading children’s health and wellbeing charity, Coram Life Education (CLE) to support us in meeting the legal requirements for teaching RSE. We do this in two ways:
- A visit from a trained educator who will deliver aspects of the Relationships Education and Health Education programme
- Using Coram Life Education’s online SCARF teaching resources.
For more information about Coram Life Education and an overview of the themes covered in each year group, please see the document ‘Information for parents about ‘SCARF’
Parental concerns and withdrawal of students
Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of the non-statutory Sex Education our school teaches but not Relationships Education. They do not have a right to withdraw their children from those aspects of Sex Education that are taught in the statutory National Curriculum Science and Health Education. However, we are hopeful that we can support parents with any concerns and questions.
Useful resources for parents
The following website link may be useful to support you in continuing conversations which will begin at school.
Once our policy has been finalised with the input of staff, parents and governors, you can access it in the ‘Policies’ section of our website.