Statutory Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education
We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. That is why, from September 2020, the government has decided that all secondary age children will be taught Relationships, Sex and Health Education.
At William Ellis, our Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum was already covering most of these government requirements. In order to keep you updated with the changes that we have made, however, we have published the current schemes of work at the bottom of this page.
Each year group studies five topics over the course of the year. We would encourage you look at these and to speak to your child about their PSHE learning to continue these important conversations at home. Please note that there are two units that are currently under construction and so have yet to be published. These are modules looking at Race in Year 9 and Year 11.
In addition to the changes to the curriculum, we have created a Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) policy. This has been written collaboratively with Camden Council and tailored to our school. It has been published here. As part of the government statutory changes, we invited you to consult with us on this policy and to ask any other questions about the changes via a live online consultation on Monday 14th December 2020.
If you were unable attend this online session or have questions about either the schemes of work or the policy, please email our PSHE Co-ordinator, Ms MacLennan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we have also included the Department of Education’s Guide for Parents on the changes. If you would like to read it in Arabic, Somali or Urdu please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-sex-and-health-education-guides-for-schools
NCPCC new helpline
A new helpline to support potential victims of sexual harassment and abuse in education settings has been launched. The dedicated number, run by the NSPCC, provides both children and adults who are victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline also provides support to parents and professionals too.
The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is 0800 136 663