Barlby Bridge C.P. School Relationship, Sex and Health Education Consultation
Please read this leaflet from the government regarding the new statutory elements of Relationship and Health Education (RHE) in primary education.
Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents
We are very proud of our PHSE curriculum as a school, recognising the need for our children to build a high level of knowledge and skills to support them as they grow, change and develop. The new statutory elements included mean that all schools now have to teach these particular topics. We welcome this at BBS. The relationship element includes building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age-appropriate way, we will cover how to treat each with kindness, consideration and respect. Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and well-being, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.
At BBS, our Relationship & Sex Education is embedded within our PHSE curriculum. Although the new elements are now statutory, we have been teaching many of them for a number of years already following guidance from North Yorkshire. Our curriculum, we feel, meets the needs of our children from our community and we regularly update and revisit following feedback and information included in our Growing up in North Yorkshire Surveys.
Any new updates from the statutory changes that we didn’t already have in our curriculum can be found typed in green within the PHSE Progression document (included in the file). Historically at BBS through consultation, we know that our parents have always been fully supportive of our PHSE curriculum and we would like to continue this partnership through consultation now.
Unfortunately, due to current circumstance we are unable to invite you into school, therefore we would like to consult with you virtually through this questionnaire and would encourage you to look at our draft PHSE and RSE policies. We do hope that you wouldn’t mind spending some time to let us know your thoughts. We really value your opinion.
Both policies can be accessed by clicking on the links below
Access the PHSE progression document below