RSE stands for "relationships and sex education". The Relationships Education, RSE, and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools. Sex education is not compulsory in primary schools.
All primary school children will be required to learn about relationships and health in particular: relationships and physical health and mental well-being.
Schools must create a curriculum that adheres to the statutory guidance. The curriculum must also be appropriate for children's ages and developmental stage and sensitive to the needs and religious backgrounds of the children in the school.
These changes were due to come in to effect from September 2020, but due to Covid-19 and school closures, the implementation was delayed until Summer 2021.
Prior to the national lockdown we had initiated some consultation with our parents and in light of those comments we drafted our RSE curriculum and policy.We are now looking to seek some further feedback from our families before the full implementation after the Easter break.
We would like to know:
1. Are there any changes or additions that you think should be made to the RSE Policy?
2. Are there any changes or additions that you think should be made to the RSE Curriculum Outline?
3. Thinking about relationships and sex education, what do you believe is the most important subject area that should be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?
4. Thinking about relationships and sex education, is there an area that you think should not be taught for different age groups/key stages and why?
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The consultation process will end on Wednesday 24th March at 3.30pm.