Relationships and Health Education
Statutory requirement to deliver Relationships and Health Education
Welcome to this part of our website allows us to share information with you about these important changes to the school curriculum.
From September 2020, the Government has decided that all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education (RHE), although they have given schools some flexibility on when they fully implement the new curriculum until summer term 2021 due to the disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
These subjects, which we will teach via our Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) education curriculum, are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a happy and successful adult life. We follow a scheme called Jigsaw which we have done for a number of years.
As part of our preparation to deliver these new requirements, we have been working hard to make sure that the resources and materials that we will use to do this are right for both our children and our school community. As required by the Government, we are now consulting with parents and carers on our approach to this, specifically around our Relationships Education curriculum and policy.
Please take a look at our RSE Policy which will give you all the information you need about our approach to Relationships & Sex Education (RSE) at TMPS. Within the appendix of this policy, you will find an overview of our PSHE curriculum which will give you more information about the themes and topics covered across the school years.
The other documents (links at the bottom of this page) are designed to give you further information and guidance about these changes- in particular, please refer to the ‘RSE Primary Schools Guide for Parents’ and the ‘DfE RSE PSHE FAQs’ documents as these will provide you with information regarding the background to the changes from the Government.