Dear Parents and Carers,
Due to the Department for Education changes to the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum, we are undertaking a review our RSE curriculum and policy. This is so that we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
- Physical and emotional maturity
- Religious and cultural backgrounds
- Special educational needs and/or disabilities
The statutory information can be found at: Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about 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 to take responsibility for their own well-being. RSE, along with Health Education, is statutory and forms part of the National Curriculum.
As a part of your child’s education, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that gives children the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.
Here’s how you can help:
We’re carrying out a RSE Parent Consultation Survey online, to gather parental thoughts about the changes to our RSE policy, which you can find on the school website.
To help to inform you about the curriculum requirements, we have attached the documents below which we would encourage you to read. This includes:
- RSE Expectations by the end of Primary School
- Our current RSE Policy
- DfE primary school guidance for parents
- A presentation for parents
Here is the link to the form “RSE Parent Consultation”: https://forms.gle/h2vUjTTJUcPW2oHQ7
We will be starting our consultation on 21.05.21 and the consultation closes on 28.05. 21. Your views are important to us and we will respond to you with the outcome of this process later this term.
Once we have considered all feedback, the updated Relationship and Sex Education Policy will be uploaded on the school’s website which will also set out the school’s curriculum.
We hope you find this letter and the attached information useful. If you have any queries or concerns regarding this consultation, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Executive Head Teacher, South Hams Federation
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Dear Parents and Carers
We are very much looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back next Monday, 8th March and returning to ‘face to face’ teaching and celebrating your children’s successes.
There will be mixed feelings for some of us and that is only natural. Our children will have all had different experiences during the lockdown phase; with a loss of routine, school structure and friendships. We will be focusing on helping your child adjust to being back in school and helping them to re-engage with their friends and learning.
We know that you may have a lot of questions and we don’t want you to feel anxious or to worry about anything. Do contact us if you have any queries or concerns, no matter how small. The best way to contact us is by telephone or email. Please also see the attached Letter to Parents, Information Sheet and Map of the School for further information.
Drop Off Times
8.30am – Year 5 & 6
8.40am – Year 3 & 4
8.50am – Reception, Year 1 & 2
9.00am – Siblings
9.05am – Stokenham Pre School and Siblings
9.10am – Bus Children
9.20am – Merry Go Round Pre School and Siblings
Pick Up Times
3.00pm – Stokenham Pre School and their siblings
3.10pm – Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2
3.20pm – Siblings and Merry Go Round Pre School
3.30pm – Bus Children
3.40pm – Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Please know your Class Colour as children will need to stand in their colour queue in the morning and parents will need to stand in that queue in the afternoon.
The children will need to wear school uniform. Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual. On the day your child has PE they should come to school dressed in their PE kit. On the day your child has Forest School they should come to school dressed in their Forest School clothes, they will need to wear normal shoes and bring their waterproofs and wellington boots in a separate bag.
We have really missed everyone and we look forward to seeing everyone back in school.
Following this evening’s announcement, we will be moving to online learning via Seesaw. The school will continue to be open for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. Please phone school if you need to book a place for your child. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.
Get in touch…
Stokenham Area Primary School
Tel: 01548 580 551
School Administrator: Mrs Charlotte Lewis