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RSE Consultation with parents


Dear parent(s)/carer(s),


As part of your child’s educational experience at Eastcroft Park Primary School, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future. We are proud of the approach that we take.


The Department for Education made changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements by Summer 2021. The guidance can be found on the PSHE/RSE page of the school website. 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 children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.


We have reviewed the RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure that RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils. Please read through the documents below which details how we are making sure that the needs of our pupils and the wider community are catered for.


As part of implementing the RSE/PSHE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on the approaches to policy and the curriculum content.


Eastcroft Park Primary School will be starting their consultation process on Monday 14th June 2021 and the consultation will close on Friday 18th June 2021. We would be grateful if parents/carers could read through the following consultation documents, which can be found on PSHE/RSE page of the school website.

  • PSHE/RSE Policy
  • PSHE/RSE Curriculum overviews (Jigsaw)

The school has adopted the Jigsaw scheme of work to support the delivery of the PSHE/RSE curriculum. Jigsaw have a produced a helpful guide for parents which explains the approach to the RSE curriculum.

  • Jigsaw guide for Parents and Carers on Sex and Relationship Education

If you wish to carry out further reading around RSE, the following documents may be of use to you (they can also be found on the PSHE/RSE page of the school website):

  • DfE RSE Guidance
  • RSE Primary School Guide for parents
  • RSE expectations by the end of primary school


We are keen to hear your thoughts about the curriculum and answer any further questions you may have. Please email the school if you have any comments, suggestions or you require further information. After the consultation period ends, we will inform you of any changes that have been made in light of your feedback.  Your child’s class teacher will let you know when the Changing Me unit of work will start and provide an overview of the content to be covered.


Parents cannot withdraw their child from Relationships Education as this is a statutory area of the curriculum. However, if parents would like to withdraw their child from some or all of the lessons on Sex Education please contact the school.


Thank you for your continued support.


Yours sincerely,


Miss J A Withey