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PARENT APP UPDATE: If you replied to our earlier email asking for confirmation of your child's name and your preferred contact email, you will shortly receive another email inviting you to log on to the Parent App. This MUST be done on a PC or tablet, not on a mobile phone. Further information about the Parent App can be found here https://www.haygroveschool.co.uk/parents/parent-app.htm

if you have not yet responded to the first email, please do so as soon as possible. Remember to check you spam/junk folders. Only parents who confirm these details will be invited to log on to the Parent App.

Thank you.

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We have issued a new Home Schooling Timetable to help our Year 7,8 and 9 students plan their home learning.

Don't forget you can click here to access a range of resources to help with home schooling

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If you are a key worker and require childcare for your son or daughter at Haygrove School because you have no other safe childcare provision, please email key@haygrove.somerset.sch.uk stating your child’s name, registration group, parent's name, parent's occupation and the days/times you intend to send your child to school.

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Relationships and Sex Education

Relationships, Sex and Health Education is key to the emotional, social and cultural development of students.

Amongst other topics, it teaches them about:

a. Families
b. Respectful relationships, including friendships
c. Staying safe
d. Behaviour online and in the media
e. Leading healthy lifestyles
f.  Diversity
g. Personal identity
h. Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health and sexuality.

These topics are taught within the context of family life and not in a way that discriminates against or stigmatises students based on their personal circumstances.

RSHE reflects that, in our diverse society, 'family life' can include single parent families, LGBT+ parents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers, families headed by grandparents and other support structures.

RSHE does not promote sexual activity, however, the teachers are sex positive. Whilst it encourages equality and respect for all groups, it does not pressure students to adopt beliefs or practices that are inconsistent with their values, which may be linked to their faith, culture or another aspect of their background.

The Department for Education (DfE) requires all secondary school students to learn about certain RSHE topics by the end of secondary school. Many of the topics were already taught as part of our PHSE and RSE curriculum before the DfE’s changes were announced in 2019.

Haygrove School teaches its RSE Curriculum as part of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE).
Certain biological aspects of the RSE Curriculum are taught within the Science Curriculum and other aspects are includes in the Philosophy and Ethics Curriculum.

Trained external health professionals deliver stand-alone sessions on sex education and parts of the RSE Curriculum may be taught in tutor-groups and assemblies.

RSHE Curriculum and Schemes of Work

Relationships and Sex Education Policy

 


OPTING OUT

If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the sex education lessons you can ask that they are withdrawn. The Head Teacher will consider this request and discuss it with you, and will grant this in all but exceptional circumstances, up until three school terms before your child turns 16. At this age, your child can choose to receive sex education if they would like to, and the school will arrange for your child to receive this teaching in one of those three terms.

However, you cannot withdraw your child from Health or the Relationships Education element of RSHE because it is important that all children receive this content.

Sex Education Opt Out Form

 


PARENTAL CONSULATION

From September 2020, schools in England will be teaching the new statutory curriculum and there is a requirement for parental consultation.

The school recognises that parents and carers are crucial to the success of the RSHE programme, we give regular information about what is provided and accessible opportunities to comment on policy and practice.

Over the summer of 2020 we will be conducting a consultation with parents about the new curriculum. The results of this survey and feedback from our representaive student body will guide the development of the school's curriculum and policy.

Please read our Relationships and Sex Education Policy (11 pages) and the Schemes of Work before you complete the survey.

2020 RSHE Parent Consultation Survey

 


Department of Education information on RSHE in schools.

Further online sources of information:

htps://www.pshe-association.org.uk/

https://truetube.co.uk/film/extremists?tab=film

https://barclayslifeskills.com/

https://riseabove.org.uk/article/dealing-with-exam-stress-2/

https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/research-resources/schools/making-sense-relationships

https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/

https://www.freedomcharity.org.uk/resources/fgm

https://coppafeel.org/

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