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"Right to learn, Right to be safe, Right to be respected"

Edinburgh Close


Isle of Wight, PO31 8HF

"A successful school
in the heart
of the community"

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Relationships, Sex & Health Education (RSHE) Consultation.

From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship, Sex and Health Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum.

As part of implementing the RSHE curriculum, schools must consult with the children, parents, staff and governors to ensure there is a general consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.

As part of this process, parents, staff and governors will be asked to read through the following two documents and to make comment if desired. The two documents that you are asked to read as part of the consultation will be:

RSHE Policy

PSHE/RSHE Curriculum Overview

In order to provide your feedback to this consultation, we would appreciate your completion of the following questionnaire:

Consultation Questionnaire

If you wish to carry out further reading around RSHE, the following links may be of use to you:

Government Guidance

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school



Cowes Primary School recognises its legal duty under section 175 Education Act 2002 and the 1989 Children Act and takes seriously its responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all children. The school recognises that effective safeguarding and child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to safeguarding and child protection situations.

At Cowes Primary we agree that we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of pupils in our charge, and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, extra curricular activities, pastoral care and extended schools activities. In order to achieve this, all members of staff (paid and unpaid) in this school, in whatever capacity, will at times act proactively in child welfare matters especially where there is a possibility that a child is at risk of significant harm.

If you have a concern about a child or adult, please notify one of our Safeguarding Leads, or the Local Authority Officer. Please see contact details below.

Useful Documents

Safeguarding Information Leaflet

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Prevent Duty

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety






The IOW Safeguarding Children Partnership

CEOP’s ThinkUKnow

Safeguarding Leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Stephanie Praetig – Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Jane Gilbraith – Multi- Agency Coordinator/Family Liaison
Ms Tracy Hayman – Crew Club Manager
Ms Lisa Nicolson – SENCO
Mr Sam Smith – Senior Leader
Mrs Louise Stanton – EYFS Leader
Mrs Kirsty Thomas – Senior Leader

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
Number:01962 876364


Cowes Primary School is looking to appoint the following position(s):

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