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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy Consultation

May 2022

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy Consultation

Dear Parent/Carer

Since September 2020, all schools were required by the Department for Education to deliver Relationships and Sex Education as part of their curriculum. As part of our regular policy review we are seeking your views on our RSE Policy, which will apply from September 2022.

In June 2019, the DfE published “Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education” (June 2019). 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 school; 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.

Our staff and students have been engaged in the development of our RSE Policy and Curriculum, as appropriate and in line with good practice recommendations.

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

  1. Our values of equality, inclusion and respect for all students and communities;
  2. Our students’ age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds;
  3. Every students’ learning needs; and
  4. What students need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world

You are invited to submit responses to the consultation questions by completing the following survey at the link below. The deadline for responses is Monday 13th June 2022.

We will consider responses to the consultation so that our RSE Policy can be published before the start of the 2022/23 Academic Year.

Thank you for your continued support

Andrew Wright

Vice Principal

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