Relationships and sex education (RSE) at Hawthorn Park community Primary School.
The Department for Education has made it a statutory obligation in 2020 for primary schools to teach relationships education. One of the main changes in the policy, is that parents are unable to withdraw their child from this aspect of the curriculum.
At Hawthorn Park we decided to link RSE through the themes we already teach within our PSHE curriculum. The PSHE & RSE curriculum can be found on the website below, where RSE is highlighted in red. Teachers will be aware of some of the sensitive content and will be mindful of the children within their class.
In year six, children will be offered the opportunity to take part in sex education. This module is not statutory for Primary children and parents do have the right to withdraw their child should they wish.