Relationships & Health Education
From September 2020, all primary age children will be taught Relationships and Health Education
These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for your child.
Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online.
Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.
Your rights as a parent
The important lessons you teach your child about healthy relationships, looking after themselves and staying safe, are respected and valued under this new curriculum. Teaching at school will complement and reinforce the lessons you teach your child as they grow up.
You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe.
We are currently developing and renewing our policies on Relationships Education and welcome any parental feedback.
Once our policy has been formally agreed, it will be published on our website and we will inform parents via our newsletter and highlight any key changes that you should be aware of.