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Relationships & Sex Education consultation

As part of your child’s education at Isebrook School, we promote personal wellbeing and development through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum.

This gives our students the knowledge, understanding and skills to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.

You may be aware that the Department for Education has announced changes to the relationships and sex education for all primary and secondary schools in the UK. These changes come into effect in the summer term, 2021. All schools are required to comply with the updated changes. The statutory guidance can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-sex-and-health-education-guides-for-schools

The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing and safeguarding. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up gives children the information and positive values to have safe and fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own wellbeing.

Over the past couple of months, we have been reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy, so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities

We need your feedback to help us do this.

Here’s how you can help:

We kindly ask that you complete the RSE questionnaire so that we can take on board your comments about these changes. A link to the questionnaire can be found here:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6nxK5d7UrEWJpefNYlWLlj5IEZEzHXBKlLIsB-fF2kVUMVNaTEw5RTFOM1BLT0NTVTI1T0FMTUc0WC4u

As we cannot currently have parents in school, it makes having a consultation with parents more difficult. To help you understand the curriculum, we have put some useful documents on the website and this includes:

 

●What children are expected to know before leaving Isebrook

● Proposed draft policy for Relationships and Sex Education

● DfE guidance on the changes to relationships and sex education

● A PowerPoint presentation for parents to view

● Our long term plan for PSHE

The consultation will begin on Friday 28th May and close on Wednesday 9th June.

Your views are very important to us, and we will respond to you on the outcome of the process after the consultation has closed. Once we have considered all the feedback, the Relationships and Sex Education Policy will be uploaded to the Isebrook website.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the consultation process, please do not hesitate to contact school,