The Department for Education introduced compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary students from September 2021.
As part of this, all schools are required to consult with parents, students and staff when developing and reviewing their policies for Relationships and Sex Education, which will inform decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
Effective engagement gives the space and time for parents to input, ask questions, share concerns and for the academy to decide the way forward. We will listen to these views, and then make a reasonable decision as to how and when the content is delivered. When and how content is taught is ultimately a decision for the academy, and consultation does not provide a parental veto on curriculum content.
You can find further details about the introduction of compulsory relationships education, as well as answers to many other frequently asked questions, on the government website https://bit.ly/3m0zbK0
Information from the Department for Education about the introduction of compulsory relationships education and RSE from September 2020.
Completing the survey
You can access the survey below. Please note the survey is available to complete at any point, with no end date – responses will be reviewed periodically and taken into account when the policy is reviewed each year.
Here's the link to the form "Consultation Survey on Relationships, Sex and Health Education ":