Our Darwin Growth Curriculum - Including Relationships, Health and Sex Education
We believe that our Darwin Growth Curriculum (DGC) should enable children to grow, develop and reach their full potential as an individual. The DGC should enable children to become healthier, more independent and more responsible members of society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so we help develop their sense of self-belief to develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. We teach children about British Values including how society is organised and governed. We teach children about both their rights and their responsibilities. They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse and multicultural society.
The objectives of The Darwin Growth Curriculum are to enable the children to:
The Department for Education has introduced compulsory Relationships Education and Health Education for Primary pupils from the September 2020, due to the COVID 19 pandemic schools have been given until Summer term 2021 to have this curriculum in place.
It is our aim at Radbrook Primary School to support our pupils to be happy, healthy and safe. We aim to provide our children with the information needed to develop healthy, nurturing relationships through their childhood and into adult life.
Relationships Education at Radbrook Primary School will start with family and friends, how to treat each other with kindness, and recognising the difference between online and offline friendships. We will support our pupils to develop respect for others and for difference.
During the Autumn Term 2020, in consultation with our parents, staff, children and governors we have developed a Curriculum Overview for each year group and ensure Relationships Education and Health Education forms part of our ‘Darwin Growth Curriculum’.
Our Darwin Growth Curriculum Consultation
As part of this process, the school consulted with parents, staff, children and governors that helped to inform our schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
This consultation enabled us to reach a general consensus and we made adjustments to our policy and curriculum based on this feedback.
To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.
Please find below:
Radbrook Parent Consultation letter
A PowerPoint presentation for parents that gives an overview of RSHE and the rationale behind the curriculum changes.
Our Policy for Relationships, Sex and Health Education
A summery document of what is expected by the end of Primary Education
Department of Education guidance that outlines statutory requirements.
Darwin Growth Curriculum Policy
Summary of Relationships and Health Education expectations for every child by the end of Primary School Education
DfE Document - Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school a guide for parents.pdf