As part of your child’s educational experience at Far Forest, we aim to promote children’s personal wellbeing and development through our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) programme. This gives our children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive, and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
The Department for Education has announced changes to Relationship and Sex Education following nationwide consultation. These will come into effect from this academic year with all schools required to comply with the updated requirements.
The 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. Learning about the emotional, social, and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
As a result of this guidance, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education will be statutory from this academic year and will therefore form part of our Curriculum. Therefore, as a school, we have been reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy so we can ensure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils; taking account of their age, maturity, religious and cultural backgrounds and special educational needs.
Below you can find the Relationship Sex and Education Policy that has been developed. Your views are extremely important to us and therefore we are asking parents for their feedback on this policy. Once all feedback has been considered, the finalised Relationship and Sex Education Policy will be uploaded onto the school website.