Relationships and Sex Education
All schools are required by the Department for Education (DfE) to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education from September 2020. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases.
Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education, published by the Department for Education (DfE) in June 2019, outlines what schools need to cover from September 2020. Details of Primary and Secondary outcomes can be found in our SRE policy and/or in the DfE guides for parents below.
At Heltwate school we follow The PSHE education planning framework for pupils with SEND (Key Stages 1–4), https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/curriculum-and-resources/resources/pshe-education-planning-framework-pupils-send-key.
Class teachers will make you aware of the content of their planned lessons through written communications, so that you are well informed of what your child will be learning about each term.
Under new statutory guidance there is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education or Health Education at primary or secondary, we believe the contents of these subjects – such as family, friendship, safety (including online safety) and learning about the changing adolescent body and puberty – are important lessons.
Parents will continue to have a right to request to withdraw their child from Sex Education delivered as part of RSE in secondary schools and this must be done in writing to the Head teacher, Mr. Adam Brewster.