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Relationships and Health Education Parent Information

Relationships and Health Education consultation


Dear parents/carers, 


Following guidance from the DFE, we are required to incorporate RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) into our curriculum from the Summer term 2021. All schools are required to comply. 


At Gatcombe Park Primary school, we will be offering a Relationships Education in line with statutory guidance. As a result of the guidance, we have reviewed our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) curriculum and policy to ensure that it complies with guidance and is appropriate for the children at our school. 


As a school we have already agreed to continue to teach the elements of Sex Education outlined in the Primary Science curriculum, separate from PSHE.


PHSE is at the core of our teaching and learning and enables our children to become independent, confident, resilient and healthy young people. Our PSHE curriculum is about the social, emotional and cultural development of our children. The aim of our ‘Relationships Education’ is to equip children with the information they need to prepare for adult life. The children will leave Gatcombe knowing the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. They will develop the skills to not only form relationships but to think about relationships with others and recognise when these relationships are positive. 


To ensure that our PSHE curriculum includes both statutory guidance as well as the needs’ of our school, we are consulting parents and you will find links to a number of key documents below.


The consultation will close on 4th of July and we will take all views into account in determining any necessary adaptations to our Relationships and Health Education programme. Please respond with any comments to and label your email as RHE in the subject header.


Links to key documents:


Relationships and Health Education Policy

Parents Guide to Relationships and Health Education