Love to Learn, Together with the Lord
As a part of your child’s educational experience at All Saints’, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a programme of Personal, Social, Health education (PSHE) that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
At All Saints’ we use:
Jigsaw, the mindful approach to PSHE is a teaching and learning programme which has a strong focus on emotional and mental health and wellbeing. There are six units (Puzzles), each with six lessons:
Being me in My World
Dreams and Goals
Every year group studies the same puzzle at the same time which allows for whole school themes to be shared and celebrated across the school. Year groups are taught one lesson per week, in an age- and stage-appropriate way to meet the children’s needs.
The Department for Education has made changes to relationships and sex education following a nationwide consultation which school must be teaching by the summer 2021. All schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at:
The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give our children the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
From September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum. In line with these changes the Jigsaw program we use has been updated to include the statutory RSHE (Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education) which we would like to use. However this means we need to review our RSE curriculum and policy.
We would like to consult with you to help inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered, and enable us to reach a general consensus. We are currently in unprecedented times as a school community, which makes it a little more challenging for us to consult. To help you understand the curriculum requirements, we would encourage you to read the following documents;
Please could you complete the following questionnaire.
This consultation process will open on Monday 23rd November 2020 and close on Monday 14th December, 2020.
Your views are very important to us and we will let you know the outcome of the process in the new year. Please note the consultation does not mean we can change curriculum content as school is legally required to teacher the National Curriculum, however the right to withdraw from SOME lessons is explained in the leaflet which accompanies this letter and the policy.
Once we have considered all the feedback, the draft policy PHSE & RSE Policy and proposed curriculum will be shared on the website.
I hope this letter and attached information helps alleviate any worries you may have. If you have any queries or concerns regarding the consultation process, please do not hesitate to contact us in school.