Parent Consultation for Changes to Relationship, Health and Sex Education (RSE)
In 2019, 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.
As part of implementing the RSE curriculum, schools were required to consult with parents in the development and review of the RSE policy and to highlight the changes to curriculum content and parents’ rights to withdraw their child from RSE lessons.
The policy was approved by the Local Academy Committee (subject to consultation) in March 2020. Unfortunately, the Coronavirus outbreak delayed the parental consultation. The consultation period ran from Monday 6th July 2020 to Friday 25th September 2020. No parental responses were received during this period and therefore, the policy has now been fully approved. It can be found above.