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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultation

From September 2020, it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationships and Sex Education as a fundamental part of the curriculum. Whilst the new requirements formalise expectations, they do not make significant changes to what is currently taught to students as part of our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, and in other subject areas.

This consultation seeks your views on our RSE Policy which will apply from September 2020, in line with requirements from the Department for Education (DfE).

In June 2019, the DfE published ‘Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education’. This guidance:

  1. makes it compulsory for all schools to have an RSE Policy and to consult parents and carers in the development of that policy;
  2. sets out the topics that need to be taught to students by the end of secondary schooling and
  3. makes changes to the right of parents or carers to withdraw their child from the elements of sex education that are not taught as part of the compulsory national science curriculum.

This parental consultation forms part of our implementation of the RSE curriculum and we welcome your views upon our draft policy.

There are two documents from the DfE you may find useful.

  1. The statutory governmental guidance from the Department for Education for secondary schools:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education/relationships-and-sex-education-rse-secondary

  1. A guide for secondary school parents:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812594/RSE_secondary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf

Our draft policy is here:

RSE-Policy-DRAFT.

*For Governance Documents, please click here.

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