As per our policy, you have the right to withdraw your child(ren) from the ‘sex education’ part of our RSE programme. Parents/carers do not have the right to withdraw their child from Relationships and Health Education, nor from the Science National Curriculum. The National Curriculum for Science includes subject content in related areas such as the main external body parts, the human body as it grows from birth to old age (including puberty) and reproduction in some plants and animals.
We will use the 1Decison programme to deliver the content. The children are used to using this scheme for their weekly PSHE lessons. You can find the specific detail of what your child’s age group will be covering on pages four & five of our policy.
We will deliver this content to the year group as a whole, ensuring male and female staff are present. Children will be given the opportunity to ask questions using an anonymous questions box. Children will also have the option of asking questions to either a male or female member of staff should they choose.
Upon request we would be happy to share with you the relevant animations and resources and answers any questions you may have. If you wish to withdraw your child from the sex education element of their PSHE / RSE learning, please email the school office.
Further guidance from the Department for Education can be found here: Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)