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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

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RSE Consultation

Parental Consultation of School RSE Policy

In June 2019, the DfE published “Relationships education,Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education” (June 2019). This guidance:

  1. Makes it compulsory for all schools to have an RSE  (Relationships and Sex Education) Policy and to consult parents and carers in the development of that policy;

  2. Sets out the topics that need to be taught to students by the end of primary schools;

The new requirements formalise expectations but do not make significant changes our teaching and learning at Upton. Many of the topics required by the DfE were already taught as part of our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, and in other subjects.

The ‘Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education’ (England) Regulations 2019, made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017, make Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education. Health Education is also made compulsory in all schools except independent schools.

To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, pupils need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. These subjects can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

This consultation seeks your views on our ‘Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education’ Policy, which will apply at Upton Junior School from September 2020, in line with requirements from the Department for Education (DfE).The draft policy is available below.

As part of the consultation process, parents and carers are invited to submit any comments or questions, if they wish, to by 10th August 2020. All comments and questions will be considered before the publication of the policy.  

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