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We have had a great start to the academic year at Newcroft. Wishing our families...
Our best EVER Autumn 2 Extra Curricular club offer launches after the Ocotber ha...
On 7th October, we were VERY lucky to have a visit from an ex 'Newcrofter' and c...
On Friday 1st October, we were thrilled to be able to invite all our new Recepti...
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 have FINALLY had the opportunity to go on residential to ...
We are pleased to announce that Regular Readers is back again this year and has ...
We have had a fantastic time enjoying a live pantomime of the 'Wizard of Oz' in ...
Our RSE leader is Miss Hawksworth.
From September 2020, a new Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education curriculum is being introduced by the government. Relationships and Health Education will be mandatory for all pupils in primary schools from Summer 2021, with primary schools having the option to teach non-mandatory aspects of sex education. Newcroft has already started to teach this new curriculum from Autumn 2020.
The aim of the curriculum is to put in place the key building blocks of healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online.
The government advocates that high quality, evidence-based and age-appropriate teaching of the subject can help prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, and places an emphasis on keeping children safe.
Sex education is not compulsory in primary schools, although we are encouraged by the DfE to determine if we choose to teach some of the aspects of sex education to meet the needs of our pupils. The DfE recommends that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and physical and emotional maturity of the pupils.
A four-week consultation period was given to parents to obtain their views before the final policy was published in October, 2020. Find this here.
This map shows what is taught as pupils move through school.
This map includes PSHE and shows how skills and knowledge progress in this subject across school.
Diane Lane, Business Director
Newcroft Primary Academy