Statutory changes to the PSHE curriculum from September 2020 – parental information and feedback
Dear parents and carers,
As a part of your child’s education at Malton Community Primary School, 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.
I am writing to let you know that, from September 2020, the Department for Education is making Relationships Education and Health Education compulsory in all schools.
What will the changes mean for my child?
The new 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 and safeguarding. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, it will give young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them to take responsibility for their own well-being.
How can I find out more information?
Please read the following documents:
Department for Education’s Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents
Jigsaw PSHE scheme’s leaflet RSHE A Guide for Parents and Carers 2020.
How can I find out more about what my child will learn? How can I express my views about these changes?
If you would like additional information prior to that meeting, a Jigsaw PSHE scheme Snapshot overview can be provided for you on request. You can also contact the Admin team to arrange to speak to Miss , the Leader for PSHE or you can email me at email@example.com and I will be happy to help.
Further information can also be found at www.jigsawpshe.com, the website for the whole school approach to PSHE that we will be using from September 2020.