At Whitby Heath Primary School we are committed promoting healthy relationships within friendships and families that can help to teach children life-long skills in how to conduct themselves in a caring and respectful way in all types of  relationships that they encounter now and as they grow into adulthood. This has long  been part of the PSHE curriculum and key in our values at Whitby Heath Primary School.

In 2019, ‘Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education’ was published by the Department for Education (DfE) which outlines aspects of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) that need to be covered in school. This guidance made parts of the RSE and PSHE curriculum statutory. As such, we have tailored our school curriculum accordingly. Much of what is being taught is not new. Encouraging positive, healthy relationships based on mutual respect and tolerance of others, are values that have long been upheld at Whitby HeathPrimary School. The new aspects of the RSE curriculum merely formalise the teaching of these. 

In addition to the important messages around positive relationships, there will also be certain aspects of Sex Education addressed. These will be taught in a sensitive, factual and age appropriate way, largely focusing on preparing children for how their bodies change as they grow up and aspects of human reproduction that are already a statutory part of the Science curriculum. Please see the link below to view our RSE policy for more information.

An important part of our Sex Education programme are our 'Growing up' workshops in Year 5 and Year 6. These are delivered by Health box, and provide an oppotunity for children to learn about how their bodies will change as they grow up and how to deal with these changes in a positive way. Ordinarily, parents are invited to the Year 5 workshop. This year however, this has not been possible due to current national restrictions. Instead, Health box have kindly provided us with some materials that can be shared at home with your child should you wish to continue the conversation. The links for these can be found below. There are separate links relating to the girl's and the boy's workshops.



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Whitby Heath Primary School

Ellesmere Port,
CH65 6RJ

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Main Contact: Mrs. R. Jewitt (Head Teacher)

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