Below are some of the school’s key policies which can be downloaded as a PDF. If you require any further information regarding these or any other policies, or would like them as a hard copy, please contact the school office who will be happy to assist.

Parent Consultation for Changes to Relationship, Health and Sex Education (RSE)

Last year the Department for Education announced that there would be changes to the Relationships and Health Education curriculum, including Sex Education, and that this curriculum would become compulsory from September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this has been delayed until the Summer Term 2021. Therefore from next year, all primary schools will be required to deliver Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools must consult with parents in developing and reviewing the RSE policy to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our children and reflects our school community.

As the content of the curriculum has changed, this means there has been a change to parents’ rights to withdraw their child from RSE. This is detailed in the policy.

The policy was approved by the Local Academy Committee (subject to consultation) in March 2020. Unfortunately, the coronavirus outbreak has delayed the parental consultation. Therefore, we are starting the consultation period from Monday 6th July 2020. . Currently, we are unable to offer a parents’ meeting due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

Please send any comments or questions regarding the policy and/or curriculum content to office@strichards.hounslow.sch.uk by Friday 25th September 2020. We will then respond to these before the October half term.