Relationship and Sex Education Policy Parent Consultation

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultation

The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE).

The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019, made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017, make Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education. They also make Health Education compulsory in all schools except independent schools. Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) continues to be compulsory in independent schools. 

This means that all children will be required to receive Relationships Education in Primary and Secondary School. For all schools, Sex Education as part of the science curriculum remains the same.

These changes come into effect from Summer 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements.

Therefore, we are reviewing our RSE curriculum policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is in line with legal requirements.

We have worked carefully to make sure that this reflects:

  • Our pupils’ age and maturity levels
  • The values of our school community
  • Every pupil’s learning needs
  • What pupils need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world

We have now updated our RSE policy to include our proposed new curriculum. Our new draft policy contains an overview of the curriculum.

We would appreciate any feedback to help us during the consultation period before the end of this academic year to ensure that we have informed our parents of the upcoming changes so that all stakeholders are aware of what the course content will include and let us know any thoughts on our policy. Please complete the online survey to share with us your feedback.

This survey will be available for you to access until Friday 4th December 2020.

If you have any difficulties accessing the online survey, please email or call the school office.

We appreciate your support as we update our policy in line with the new statutory guidance and look forward to reading your comments.