This consultation begins on Monday 22nd February 2021 and will close on Friday 5th March 2021.
The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE). Consequently, from September 2020 Relationships, along with Health Education, will be statutory and form part of the National Curriculum. Schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements by the Summer term 2021. For secondary schools Sex Education will also become statutory. However, the DfE continue to recommend that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils in place.
This means that we have been reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy, so that we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping safe in the modern world. We have chosen to teach Sex
Education, as we believe this is also an important part of all children's education- enabling us to ensure the content is taught sensitively and accurately, rather than through hearsay and often inappropriate/inaccurate online 'content'.
As part of our curriculum and RSE policy review, we would appreciate your views. Whilst there may well be differences of opinion about our RSE provision, we hope that consulting with you will help to inform our schools' decisions on when and how certain content is covered and enable us to reach a general consensus. Please click on the link below to access our RSE consultation questionnaire if you would like to make comments.
For further information on the guidance and what we propose to do at Tanworth, please click the link below to access a powerpoint video presentation: