At Yardley Primary School, we want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of living in modern Britain. Relationships and Health Education (R.H.E.) puts in place the building blocks needed for children to form and maintain positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. That is why the R.H.E. curriculum forms a core part of our wider curriculum provision.
We use the R.H.E. programme that has been designed by Birmingham City Council, in partnership with Birmingham schools, which aims to meet the needs of children across the city. This programme is taught alongside our other curriculum subjects, including Personal, Social and Health (P.S.H.E.) education, to ensure in-depth coverage of all aspects of the R.H.E. curriculum.
Relationships education, along with health education, are statutory and form part of the National Curriculum. The Department for Education (DfE) recommend that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from sex education but not from statutory Relationships Education, Health Education or what is taught in the Science National Curriculum.