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Consultation on Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy

The school is required to consult with parents regarding our new Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy.

We have needed to update our policy due to changes in government legislation which you can read about here.

The draft policy is in the documents below. Also below you will find overviews of schemes of work for:

Relationships Education - No Outsiders (also, see further information here)

Sex Education - Christopher Winters

Health Education - PSHE Association.

 

We intend for this new policy to be in place from January 2021.

 

If you have any views that you would like to share, please email the school by the end of Friday 27th November which is the last day of the consultation.

Further Information on No Outsiders

From September 2020 relationships education is statutory in all schools.

‘In all school, teaching should reflect the law (including Equality Act 2010) as it applies to relationships, so that young people clearly understand what the law allows and does not allow, and the wider legal implications of decisions they may make’

(Point 22- Relationships education, RSE and health education, Department for Education 2020)

‘The focus in primary schools should be on teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.’

(Point 54- Relationships education, RSE and health education, Department for Education 2020)

There are many aspects to Relationships education to consider. The main key areas outlined bu the government guidance is:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being safe

Please note: the relationships curriculum is separate from the sex education curriculum and is taught separately.

WCLA currently use the PSHE (personal, social and health education) association curriculum to teach about social relationships, physical and mental wellbeing and living in the wider world. To complement our PSHE teaching we have decided to include the ‘No Outsiders’ program of lessons.

The ‘No Outsiders’ principal is that all are welcome and there are no outsiders regardless of; age, gender, race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. It teaches that there are differences and that they should be understood.

These principals are taught at an age appropriate level through picture books, images, assemblies, and class lessons.

Below is an example of the books and the learning aims that are addressed through the books.

NB: the key vocabulary in the table below will be introduced, unless explicit in the texts, if appropriate to do so for the class and age/maturity of the children and at the teachers discretion.

Year group and key vocabulary found in the books and lesson plans

Learning Intentions:

 

Book titles Learning Intention will be taught through:

EYFS

Choose

Fair

Different

Friends

Likes/dislikes

Families

Love

Care

Feelings

 

  • To say what I think and listen to others and know its ok to think differently.
  • To know it is ok to like different things
  • To make friends with someone different
  • To understand that families are different
  • To celebrate who is in my family
  • You choose by Nick Sharratt
  • Red rockets and rainbow Jelly by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt
  • Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
  • The family book by Todd Parr
  • Mommy, mama and me by Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson

Yr1

Boys/girls

Different (skin, clothes, likes etc)

Feelings/emotions

Grandparents

Age

Hearing aid

Inhaler

Left out

Fair

  • To like the way I am
  • To play with boys and girls
  • To recognise that people are different ages
  • To understand that our bodies work in different ways (disabilities and medical needs)
  • To understand that we share the world with lots of people
  • Elmer by David McKee
  • Ten little pirates by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty
  • My grandpa is amazing by Nick Butterworth
  • Max the champion by Sean Stockdale, Alexandra Strick and Ros Asquith
  • My world, your world by Melanie Walsh

YR2

Diversity

Families

Religions/cultures

Belonging

Share

Proud/ashamed/teasing

Disability

Wheelchair

Left out/isolated

  • To understand what diversity is
  • To understand how we share the world
  • To understand what makes someone feel proud
  • To feel proud of being different
  • To be able to work with everyone in my class
  • The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith
  • The First Slodge by Jeanne Willis
  • The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
  • Just Because by Rebecca Elliot
  • Blown away by Rob Biddulph

Yr3

Difference

Emotions/feelings

Bullying

Discrimination

Outsider/left out/isolated

Faith/ethnicity/race

Name-calling

Speaking out

  • To understand how difference can affect someone
  • To understand what ‘discrimination’ means
  • To find a solution to a problem
  • Use strategies to help someone who feels different
  • To be welcoming
  • Oliver by Brigitta Sif
  • This is Our House by Michael Rosen
  • Two Monsters by David McKee
  • The Hueys in the New Jumper by Oliver Jeffers
  • Beegu by Alexis Deacon

Yr4

Pupil voice

Assertiveness

Fitting in

Marriage

Barrier

Language/race/faith

Questions/questioning

Confident/unconfident

 

  • To know when to be assertive
  • To understand why people choose to get married
  • To overcome language as a barrier
  • To ask questions and that it is good to learn new things
  • To be who you want to be
  • Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp and Sarah Ogilvie
  • The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Flower by John Light
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Yr5

Feelings/emotions

War

Past

Growing up/adult/child

Remembrance

Persecution/concentration camp

Justification

Opinion

Empathy

Amnesty International

Freedom of speech/expression

Democracy

Respect

Difference/diversity

Love

Relationship

Gay

Community

Families

  • To learn from our past
  • To justify my actions
  • To recognise when someone needs help
  • To appreciate artistic freedom
  • To accept people who are different from me

 

  • Where the Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey
  • Rose Blanche by Ian McKewan and Roberto Innocenti
  • How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham
  • The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
  • And tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Yr6

Diversity

Bullying/teasing

British law

Gender identity

Stereotype

Transgender

Gay/lesbian

Prejudice

Rumours/assumptions

Discrimination

Equality Act 2010

Racism/racist behaviour

Life cycle

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Freedom from…

  • To promote diversity
  • To stand up to discrimination
  • To challenge the causes of racism
  • To consider how my life may change as I grow up
  • To recognise my freedom

 

  • My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone
  • The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth
  • The Island by Armin Greder
  • Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International

 

 

The following links are to websites for your information:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/908013/Relationships_Education__Relationships_and_Sex_Education__RSE__and_Health_Education.pdf

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/907638/RSE_primary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf

https://no-outsiders.com/

 

Research undertaken for this document:

Research:

No Outsider in our school: teaching the equality act in primary schools by Andrew Moffat

Attendance at a training conference regarding the ideology behind the book – No Outsiders in our school run by ECAHP with guest speakers Andrew Moffat and Simon Kidwell.

DFE document: The Equality Act 2010 and schools published May 2014

PSHE association RSE guidance

DFE document: Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Christopher Winters Scheme 12th Nov 2020 Download
Christopher Winters Scheme 12th Nov 2020 Download
No Outsiders 12th Nov 2020 Download
No Outsiders 12th Nov 2020 Download
Relationships Sex and Health Education Policy 2020 12th Nov 2020 Download
PSHE Overview 01st Oct 2020 Download