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William Cobbett Primary School

Relationships and Health Education

Relationships Education and Health Education became a compulsory part of the primary curriculum in 2020-21. We were already teaching these themes through our PSHE curriculum but have reviewed the content of our curriculum in light of the new requirements.

The teaching of Sex Education is optional at primary school but recommended. Our curriculum plans do include some aspects of Sex Education at an age appropriate level. This can be seen in the presentation below.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Sex Education lessons but not from Relationships and Health Education which is now compulsory at primary school. 

All schools must have in place a written policy for Relationships Education and RSE. Schools must consult parents in developing and reviewing their policy. Schools should ensure that the policy meets the needs of pupils and parents and reflects the community they serve. 

We held a parent forum on 11 May 2021 to share our plans and to give parents a chance to share their thoughts and ask questions. 18 parents attended. The presentation used at this forum can be found below along with the questions and answers. 

Our curriculum and policy will be finalised as a result of this and shared with parents.