Last week the government published guidance for opening schools to all pupils from September 2020. We are still in the process of completing our risk assessment to ensure that everyone is safe in school and will get more details to you as soon as they are confirmed. The government has made it clear that all pupils will have to return to school in September.
School Uniform / PE Kit
From September children will need to wear their PE uniform to school all day on the days they have PE. In September we will let you know the days your child will be have PE. PE uniform is just as important as school uniform and we expect all children to wear the correct clothing, including a PE t-shirt with the school logo on.
You will be aware that as a part of your child’s education at All Saints Multi Academy Trust we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through our Social, emotional Learning and our PSHE curriculum. This helps to give our children the knowledge, understanding and life skills to live happy, safe and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
From September 2020 the department for Education is introducing compulsory Relationships Education and Health Education for all primary schools.
What does the new guidance mean?
The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, will give young people the information, to form positive safe and fulfilling relationships. This will support them to take responsibility for their own well-being and life choices. All of the sessions will be age- appropriate and meet the needs of all the pupils in the class.
How will this be delivered?
This guidance will form part of our schools new PSHE curriculum. All teaching in PSHE will take place in a safe learning environment and will be underpinned by our school ethos and values. A variety of opportunities will be provided for the pupils to ask questions to further their understanding and to find out more about what affects them personally now and in the future.
What if I have questions?
To introduce parents to this concept and to ensure everyone is informed, we are reviewing our PSHE and Relationships sex education programme.
Click here to look at the guide for parents/carers. ‘Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents’
The draft policy also contains important information for parents who may wish to withdraw their children from sex education lessons.
As a school community, we are committed to working with parents. If you would like to find out more, make any comments or provide feedback on this draft policy, please contact the school office alternatively, please provide your comments in an envelope for the attention of Mr Lasseter. The closing date for feedback is 17th July 2020.