Relationship and Health Education
Relationship and Health Education became a statutory curriculum subject from September 2020 but, due to COVID, the actual start date has been put back to September 2021.
Schools have until the autumn term 2021 to bring their curriculum offer inline with the new statutory document.
The full Department for Education document can be read by clicking here.
HGJS has already asked parents and carers to share their views on this curriculum as we develop it to meet the statutory needs and we collected parental voice in February 2021.
We have now drafted our new policy, taking into account parental and stakeholder views and the additional detail that the DfE has recently provided around what to cover in the curriculum. The DfE has put a lot more emphasis on mental health and wellbeing aspects of RHE. In light of all of the above, we have adjusted our overall plan of our KS2 RHE curriculum to reflect views and extra details.
We would like parents to comment on what we have created, although they should be aware that the content is part of the statutory curriculum. Parents will see what is being taught and when in appendix 1 of the policy. We will be asking for feedback using an online feedback form which will be sent as a link to the main parent contact. The closing date for responses is Friday 25 June 2021.
Curriculum offer prior to academic year 20-21:
At Hall Green Junior School we teach our children about the importance of relationships and how to build relationships and friendships.
The Governing Body of Hall Green Junior School has also opted to teach our children about Growing Up and Sex Education in Years 5 and 6.
The policy sets out why this choice has been made and shows how we teach relationships from Year 3 into Year 6.
If you have any questions about the policy or wish to discuss it further please contact school to make an appointment with the appropriate member of staff.