Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education

At Thomas Jones we have decided to amalgamate our Relationships, Health and PSHE curriculum under the umbrella topic ‘Personal Development’. These subjects are designed to equip children with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their own wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life.

For Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, Sex Education is also taught by their class teacher and the school nurse. The Relationships and Health Education parts of the curriculum follow the statutory guidance: Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education, Department for Education 2020. Through our Personal Development Curriculum however, we ensure that we integrate, but do not limit our curriculum to this statutory content. All statutory elements have been influenced by consultation with staff, governors, pupils and families. Our Sex Education curriculum follows the above guidance but remains non-statutory and is taught separately by the school nurse in Years 5 and 6. Parents and carers have the option to withdraw their child from these lessons. The Thomas Jones Personal Development policy can be accessed via the link to the right.

For more information, please visit the Personal Development pages.