Draft Policy Documents
This consultation seeks your views on our Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) Policy 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” (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.
These and other topics are covered in our RSE Policy and RSE Curriculum map (See link to Appendix 1 above). The new requirements formalise expectations but don’t make significant changes to what we already teach our students. The topics required by the DfE were already taught as part of our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, and in other subjects.
We have worked hard to make sure that our curriculum reflects:
- Our value of 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
Parents and carers are invited to submit responses to the consultation questions at the following link:
If you need a paper copy of the questionnaire please email Mrs Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school office on 0121 675 1305 to request one and and this will be sent to you.
The deadline for responses is 30th November 2020
We will consider responses to the consultation by 18th January 2021 so that our RSE Policy can be published before the start of the Summer Term 2021.