We aim to provide a PSHE/RSE curriculum focused on meeting our pupil’s needs. We are currently implementing a bespoke RSE curriculum at Nyland school due to an amendment to the Children and Social Work Act 2017 that made Relationships and Health Education at primary level a requirement. By providing weekly cross-curricular lessons (DT, PE and PSHE) focused on positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, relationships with other children, with adults and with self, complementing our current EQ curriculum.
By proving an allocated time and safe and respectful space with trusted adults, taking into consideration all backgrounds and pupils will be able to discuss and learn about friendship and relationships. We aim to prevent misguided advice from outside sources such as the internet.
Parents/carers have the right to opt-out pupils from sexual education lessons except those parts required in the National Curriculum. Parents/carers wishing to exercise this right can contact the headteacher or the PSHE lead to discuss concerns and the impact this may have. Once a pupil has been withdrawn, they can only take part in sexual education lessons again once the withdrawal has been removed.