Changes to the PSHE curriculum from September 2020

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. 

 All of the sessions will be age-appropriate and meet the needs of all pupils in the class. Due to our existing, comprehensive PSHE curriculum, many of the topics within Relationships and Health Education are already being taught in our school. 
 PSHE education is taught throughout the school in every year group and is monitored and reviewed regularly by the staff and governing body. All PSHE teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values. 

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.

Please follow this link to an online feedback form where you can add comments or ask any questions you may have. 

How can I find out more about what my child will learn? How can I express my views about these changes?

 As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents and we welcome your feedback. In the Spring term of 2021, we will be inviting you to attend a parent information meeting to find out more about what your child will learn, view the materials and resources being used in lessons and discover how you can best support your child to discuss these topics at home.Your feedback and views can be shared at this meeting. 

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 Mirfin, the Leader for PSHE or you can email me at and I will be happy to help. 


Further information can also be found at, the website for the whole school approach to PSHE that we will be using from September 2020. 



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Saturday, 19 September 2020