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parent consultation - Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy


1. This consultation seeks your views on our proposed RSE Policy, which will apply from September 2021, in line with the revised requirements from the Department for Education (DfE).

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

- Makes it compulsory for all schools to have an RSE Policy and to consult parents and carers in the development of that policy;

- Sets out the topics that need to be taught to students by the end of secondary schools; and

- 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.

3. These and other topics are covered in our RSE Policy and RSE Curriculum. The new requirements formalise expectations but don’t make significant changes to what we teach our students. Many of the topics required by the DfE were already taught as part of our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, and in other subjects.

4. We’ve worked hard to make sure that our new curriculum reflects:

- Our values of equality, inclusion and respect for all students and communities;

- Our students’ age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds;

- Every students’ learning needs; and

- What students need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world

5. Parents and carers are invited to submit questions or feedback regarding this consultation to for the attention of Mr Mallott

subject heading: RSEFEEDBACK

6. The deadline for responses is Monday 22nd March 2021.

7. We will consider responses to the consultation, so that our RSE Policy can be published before the start of the 2021/22 Academic Year, in September 2021.

See below the proposed policy and further useful documents to support the RSE consultation process: