Relationship and Sex Education 

As a part of your child’s educational experience at Bradfield Dungworth Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that 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.
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education

The  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.
Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and disabilities

 

As part of this process, the school decided to use the  Learn Sheffield RSE curriculum. Sheffield has established a partnership RSE Task Group to work collaboratively and consultatively to produce a curriculum and recommended resources, for all Key Stages in all Sheffield schools.

The Sheffield RSE Task Group believes that all children and young people have the right to high quality, holistic, evidence based, age appropriate Relationships and Sex Education to enable them to make positive relationships and to keep safe. The group believes that good Relationships and Sex Education should deliver equal and positively inclusive education in relation to gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, race, ethnicity, culture, age, religion and belief.

The RSE Task Group consulted with faith leaders, SACRE (the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) and representatives of parents’ groups across the city.

Membership of Sheffield RSE Task Group:

  • Sheffield City Council
  • Learn Sheffield
  • SAYiT – Supporting LGBT+ young people and young people’s sexual health
  • CRESST – Conflict Resolution Skills Training
  • MESH – Mediation Sheffield
  • NHS (Sexual Health Sheffield)
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield Sexpression
  • Faith Star
  • Sheffield School Nursing
  • DECSY (Development Education Centre South Yorkshire)

We are currently consulting with parents using the following link

 https://forms.gle/qQbDt9BjnD811NfE6 

The Consultation Questions are as follows:

1. Do you agree with the RSE policy? Are there any changes or additions that you think should be made to the RSE Policy?

2. Are there any changes or additions that you think should be made to the RSE Curriculum Outline?

3. Thinking about relationships and sex education, what do you believe is the most important subject area that should be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?

4. Would you like support on how to speak to your child about relationship and sex?

 Please find details in the side panel:

  • Our  Policy for Relationships, Sex and Health Education
  • A summary of what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary school and how this is organised at Bradfield Dungworth
  • Frequently Asked Questions guide
  • DfE guidance that outlines statutory requirements.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

RSE FAQ

Government Guidance for Parent/Carers