Dear Parents, Pupils and Carers,
This morning, we held the first parents’ forum of the academic year with over 50 parents in attendance. There were presentations about the school vision, curriculum, safeguarding, Google Classroom and the new SRE curriculum. Thank you to all parents who were able to join the meeting and we hope that you found the information useful. If you were unable to attend, all the key information is available on the school website.
As mentioned in the parents’ forum, the Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE). These changes were meant to come into effect from September 2020. However, due to the current pandemic, schools will need to have an updated RSE curriculum by the start of the summer term 2021. All schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. This means that we will be reviewing and updating 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; and special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Currently, we have set up a working party amongst school staff so that we can get a range of opinions and input to make the RSE curriculum relevant for our children and in line with the government requirements. We would also like your input so that you have a chance to give feedback about the proposed changes. This will ensure that we have viewpoints from a range of different cultures, faiths and areas of the community. If you are interested, please contact the school office or Mr. Jones, who will be leading this. To help you understand the curriculum requirements we need to meet, please look on the government website for information on what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary school.