RHSE Policy and Draft Curriculum document
(to read as part of our consultation)
The school is required by law to provide Relationships and Health Education. We also must teach the statutory elements of the science National Curriculum which deal with body changes, puberty and human reproduction.
We also have a duty to provide good PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education), promote Fundamental British Values (The Rule of Law, Democracy, Individual Liberty & Respect and Tolerance of the Beliefs of others), and ensure they the curriculum is Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural. We are also a church school and strive to uphold a distinctive Christian vision.
This is a complex picture and to this end we have used Coram Life's "SCARF" programme as a starting point for planning, as it allows schools to weave all of these elements together.
The draft policy is here, and it includes a draft curriculum map to how what will be taught when.
We have consulted with staff, governors and parents to bring together a policy and the policy begins with the recommendations of the working party to which all parents were invited to join to have a say int he direction of this curriculum.
There will be a consultation meeting on 30th June at 6pm-7pm for parents to talk to staff, governors and parent representatives about the policy and to see some of the lesson plans and materials.
The hotlinks in the policy are for teaching staff. There will be a chance to see lesson plans and materials at the meeting. I have summarised the language and themes in the lessons which deal with safeguarding, puberty and naming the external parts of the body.