Relationships Education at Mercenfeld
In September 2020, Relationships Education became a statutory component of the PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education) curriculum.
At Mercenfeld, we believe that Relationships Education is learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of our lives, about ourselves and our relationships. It enables pupils to develop essential life skills for building and maintaining positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships. It equips pupils with information and skills they need to understand about themselves, their peers and people they meet in the wider community. It explores risks, choices, rights, responsibilities and attitudes. It will help pupils to develop skills to keep themselves and others safer, physically and emotionally, both on and offline. Relationships Education enables pupils to explore their own attitudes and those of others respectfully.
As Relationships Education is statutory, parents do not have the right to withdraw their child from this part of the curriculum.
We deliver Relationships Education as part of our wider provision of Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (PSHE), which also includes statutory Health Education.