As a part of your child’s educational experience at Castle Academy, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children the knowledge, under-standing, 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:
PHSE statutory guidance
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:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and disabilities
As part of this process, the school consulted with parents, staff and governors that helped to inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
This consultation enabled us to reach a general consensus and we made adjustments to our policy and curriculum based on this feedback.
The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in the FAQs which is on our website (see below).
To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.
Please find below:
- a summary of what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary school,
- FAQ sheet,
- Our Policy for PSHE and RSE
- DfE guidance that outlines statutory requirements.
- Jigsaw RSHE guide for parents
- Long term overview of the content taught in PSHE/RSE lessons for each year group.