New statutory curriculum of Relationship Education and Health Education

Date: 15th Apr 2021 @ 2:18pm

New statutory curriculum of Relationship Education and Health Education 

Dear Parent / Carer, 

You may well have seen in the national and local press that certain elements of Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) are about to become compulsory.  These are the areas of Relationship Education and Health Education. As a school we must have implemented these curriculum changes by September 2021. 

We know that certain topics within these curriculum areas may potentially cause concern for parents. We also know that elements of this curriculum are already being misrepresented in the media and so we wanted to give you, our parent body, the correct information about the changes that are coming and the chance to view, not only the new legislation, but also are new PSHE and RSE policy. 

In order to teach this exciting new element to our curriculum as well as possible, we have subscribed to an award-winning resource called 1decision. 

1decision is part of Headway Education and has been kitemarked by the PSHE association – the effective governing body for the subject in the UK – as being a quality assured product. 

The 1decision resources have been developed over the past seven years and each module has been created by PSHE and Safeguarding experts together with schools, and most importantly children, and provide resources to schools in 39 counties. 

Examples of these resources can be found on the website: 

The new curriculum areas are currently in draft format but as there has been such widespread support from government, parents, schools and the Department for Education we expect there to be little change between the draft and the final guidance.  If you would like to know more about what your child will be learning you can read the guidance below. The most relevant sections are:

Teaching Expectations for Relationship Education from page 19 

Teaching Expectations for Health Education from page 31

We are opening this policy up to a consultation period of two weeks starting on Friday 16th April and ending on Friday 30th April. In order to get a complete idea of what we will be teaching, please read the Powerpoint, which explains the changes, along with the Policy. 

If you have any comments or questions please contact Mr Pugh via his email address –

Thank you for taking time to read this letter and the documents concerned. 

Mr S Pugh – Headteacher 


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