Here at New Ford Academy, we aim to promote and develop healthy, respectful and independent members of our school and the wider community. Providing children with the skills to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
“Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.”
DfE, 2019, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education
“This is why we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England…as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools.”
“In primary schools, we want the subjects to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy.”
“These subjects represent a huge opportunity to help our children and young people develop. The knowledge and attributes gained will support their own, and others’ wellbeing and attainment and help young people to become successful and happy adults who make a meaningful contribution to society.”
DfE, 2019, Secretary of State Foreword
Relationships Education is taught as an integral part of our PSHE and PE curriculum but also discretely through assemblies, SSMC, Science, Art and Design and Computing sessions.
As a school we have invested in the Jigsaw scheme to support with delivery of the new 2020 statutory guidelines.
In preparation for the statutory introduction of the Relationships and Health Education from September 2020, we held a parent’s consultation to discuss any concerns parent’s may have had about the content of the curriculum. We are confident from those consultation sessions that parents support our choice of scheme and the decisions we have made about the content.
Please note that the Relationships & Sex Education documents give an outline of content, but as a school we are adapting this to carefully meet the needs of our year groups or individuals as appropriate.
If you have any queries then please contact the office and arrange an appointment to speak to Mrs Bentley as the PSHE lead.
Here is the link to the Statutory Guidance below for more information or click on the PDF beneath for an easy to view version