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Dear Parents and Carers,

You will be aware that, as a part of your child’s educational experience at Oakley C of E Junior School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education. This gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future. 

From September 2020 the Department for Education made Relationships and Health Education compulsory in all primary schools.

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 will help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

All of the sessions we teach are age-appropriate and meet the needs of all pupils in the class. All teaching in PSHE will take place in a safe learning environment and be underpinned by our school ethos and values. A variety of opportunities will be provided for pupils to ask questions to further their understanding and to find out more about what affects them personally.

We would like your views on the scheme of work that has been updated and developed over the last few years. We encourage any feedback and suggestions which could be reflected in our policy, as well as any questions that you, as parents, may have about the new guidance or coverage.

We have attached our scheme of work adapted from the DfE Relationships and Health Education guidance from the PSHE Association. This document shows the topics covered in each year group in each term. Separately attached is a progression of vocabulary document, a powerpoint explaining the 2020 guidance and examples of planning for Relationships and Sex education in Years 4, 5 and 6.

Please follow the links provided and complete a parent survey to share your views.

Oakley CE Junior School