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Relationships and Health Education Consultation

Relationships and Health Education Consultation

The survey detailed in the information below can be found here.

As part of your child’s educational experience at Middleton Primary School, we always aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) scheme of work. This provides children the knowledge, understanding and skills to live healthy, safe and enjoyable lives, both now and in the future.

As you may already be aware, the Department for Education has announced changes to Relationships Education. These changes came into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. Due to COVID 19 schools have been able to delay this until summer term 2021. The statutory guidance can be found at:

This new 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. This means that we have been reviewing our PSHE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our Relationship and Health Education provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities

What is taught, and how, is ultimately a decision for the school and consultation does not provide parents an opportunity to reject aspects of curriculum content as schools are legally required to teach the National Curriculum. The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained within our policy and the document “Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents.” 

Your views are very important to us so please take time to complete the survey using the link at the top of this page. Once the consultation period ends, the finalised Relationships and Health Education Policy will be uploaded to the school’s website which will also set out the proposed curriculum. Our consultation period will start on Thursday 26 November and ends on Monday 14 December.

I hope this information goes some way to answer any questions you may have. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the connsultation process, I amavailable for telephone appointments on the following occasions:

  • Tuesday 1 December- 1.00pm-3.00pm
  • Wednesday 2 December- 1.00pm-3.00pm

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr S Hemraj