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RELATIONSHIPS, SEX AND HEALTH EDUCATION AT DESFORD COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

At Desford Community Primary School, our school ethos of 'Be Kind to Yourself, Others and the Environment' is a core driver for what and how we teach the children about Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE).  Through this area of the curriculum, we aim to ensure that all children:

 

- develop good communication skills

- develop confidence in themselves

- develop a positive body image

- develop strong personal safety skills

           

Most elements of the RSHE curriculum are statutory except for Sex Education which is part of the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum (RSE).  Whilst we are not required to provide any level of sex education to primary ages children, we believe that in not offering this we are not enabling children to fully develop their strong personal safety skills.  By providing the full RSHE curriculum to all of the children at Desford Community Primary School, we give every child the best chance of keeping themselves safe.

DCPS RELATIONSHIPS SEX AND HEALTH EDUCATION (RSHE) PRESENTATION

 

The following presentation provides an overview of the content of the curriculum, why it is taught and when in the year it might be delivered.  This presentation is a summary of the information contained in the school policy, appendices and government guidance.

DESFORD COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL - RSHE POLICY AND APPENDICES

 

The following policy documents have been written to include the key information contained in the Department for Education's guidance on this area of the curriculum, whilst also ensuring that keeping children safe is central to all of the lessons that are being delivered at Desford Community Primary School.  Also below are the appendices for the policy that provide example lessons and vocabulary for the different year groups in which this subject is taught.

NATIONAL GUIDANCE ON THE DELIVERY OF RELATIONSHIPS, SEX AND HEALTH EDUCATION

PARENTS HAVE YOUR SAY...

 

 

All schools have a duty to:

- Give information about the curriculum

- Consider whether different faith views should be included in the delivery of lessons

- Describe the law in this country as it relates to the different views and opinions of people

- Consult parents on relationships education on when and how the different statutory elements are taught

 

So that you can consider the content of our RSHE curriculum in more detail, there is a presentation below that summarises the government guidance, school policy and curriculum content (the appendices).  

 

You can submit your questions and views by using the following link:   RSHE Consultation Survey (click here)

 

Consultation for this academic year is open until Friday 10th March 2023, but you can continue to offer your views or opinions by contacting your child's class teacher or by emailing the school office on office@desford.leics.sch.uk

 

THE DESFORD PSHE CURRICULUM

 

At Desford Community Primary School, we follow the Cambridge PSHE program.  The programme is in use in over 600 schools nationwide (and a few internationally!) and has received excellent reviews from head teachers and PSHE coordinators in academies, maintained and independent schools. It is quality assured by the PSHE Association.  The Relationships and Sex Education lessons are also contained within this program.

 

Broadly speaking, our PSHE curriculum strives to ensure that all children develop the ability to make 

 

PSHE education at Desford helps children and young people stay healthy, safe and prepared for life – and work – in modern Britain.  It enables and empowers children to develop their own views about themselves and others, so that they can have a positive impact on the world by challenging world problems in relation to health, environment and discrimination.

 

Below, you can view overviews of the curriculum for each year group, as well as some other sample lesson plans. 

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