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Relationships Sex and Health Education (RSE)

In September 2020, it became statutory for schools to teach Relationships and Health Education. However, due to the pandemic, schools were given the flexibility to delay its introduction until the Summer Term 2021.

You can read about these changes in this DfE guide for parents here. The DfE strongly encourages primary schools to deliver sex education to help prepare children for their transition to secondary school.

Most schools are already delivering very effective Relationships and Sex Education lessons  (RSE) and the new guidance is simply about ensuring that all children get the information they need and want.

At Hillside, we are using Coram Life Education (CLE), a leading children’s health and wellbeing charity, to support us in meeting these legal requirements. We will be using Coram Life Education’s online SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship) teaching resources. More information about Coram Life Education and SCARF can be found on their website:

As part of the process of reviewing our RSE policy, we are have consulted with parents and carers. 

We recognise that parents/carers play a vital part in their child’s RSE and we encourage you to discuss these themes with your child at home.  If further advice or support is required, or if you have any questions about the programme please email our PSHE Co-ordinator, Ms Long, via the school office: [email protected]

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Hillside Junior School, Northwood Way, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 1RX