Relationships Sex and Health Education Parental Consultation

  1. This consultation seeks your views on our RSE and Health Education policy, which has been developed in line with 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.
    • 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.

Please see link to the guidance - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education 

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  1. This policy has been published on The Kingsway School website. Parents and carers have been invited to complete the online form to express your views on this policy.

The deadline for responses is 12th May 2021.

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