The Epiphany School Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
As a part of your child’s educational experience at The Epiphany School, we aim to promote personal development and wellbeing through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education. This gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.
The Department for Education has made changes to Relationships and Sex Education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance on this can be found here.
The guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships.
Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education, is statutory and forms part of the National Curriculum.
We have reviewed our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:
The right to withdraw children from some lessons is explained in our RSE policy below. To help you understand the curriculum requirements, please look at the information below which provides more detail.
As part of this process schools are required to consult with parents when developing and renewing their RSE policy on Relationships Education. A small group of parents have been involved in the development of the draft policy. Due to Covid restrictions we have been unable to hold a meeting with all parents so we have added our draft policy below and invite you to read and comment on it.
Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2021.