Sex & Relationships Education
From 2019/20 all schools are required to have a Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy which reflects the school’s delivery of the statutory programme for RSE which covers: Different types of relationships; Sex, sexual health and sexuality; How to recognise, understand and build healthy relationships; The effect of relationships on health and wellbeing, and Healthy and safe online relationships.
In order to ensure our RSE programme best matches the needs of our students we are carrying out student voice with each year group to ascertain their views on the issues facing them. We will also use data from the local area to look at the main issues facing our young people. Once we have this essential information we will put together an RSE programme that fulfils the Statutory requirements but is amplified to meet the needs of our students. It will build on our existing programme.
We will use this to inform our new RSE Policy which will be a modification of the one below. RSE will still be predominantly delivered through our PSHE programme but we are looking closely at whether, along with modules on Health and Well Being and Living in the Wider World, RSE should be delivered as part of the weekly timetable rather than in stand-alone PSHE days. Your views on this through Parents’ Forum are more than welcome.
Parents have the right to ask that their child does not take part in Religious Education, collective acts of worship and the Sex and Relationships Education Programme. Please let us know in writing if this is your wish.