RSE Statutory Consultation13th February 2020
Kingsbridge Community College are committed to help provide young people with the advice and guidance that they need in order to be able to successfully navigate some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the world around them.
The government have introduced a new law for September 2020 that updates the requirements on schools to deliver statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education. Any change to a school RSE policy (previously SRE) should provide parents, governors staff and students with an opportunity to provide feedback, suggestions and comments. The ‘Right to Withdraw’ has also changed under this law. Parents will have the right to withdraw their child from part or all of the sex education but not from any element of the relationships education or health education. Parents can withdraw their child from sex education from up to three terms from their 16th birthday, at this point it becomes the child’s decision.
Schools have flexibility over how compulsory content is taught but this law provides a much greater clarity and level of depth with regards to what must be covered in the curriculum. Please find below the full details of what schools much teach for both RSE and Health Education.
If you would like to take part in a consultation on how we proceed with turning these plans in to a comprehensive, world class PSHE provision at KCC, please follow the link to the survey on: https://forms.gle/W2S82n1MxTELh32h6