RSE Consultation Outcome 26/03/2021
Our RSE Consultation has now closed. Thank you to those parents who took the time to respond. We received 40 responses and have carefully considered your comments. As a result of the consultation process, we will be delivering the planned RSE curriculum in the Summer term. We have taken feedback on board and will now be sharing with parents the lesson summary each week before it is delivered.
Both Relationship and Health Education is statutory. Sex Education at Primary is NOT statutory. “Sex Education is not compulsory in primary schools” although, “the Department continues to recommend…that all primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils”. Parents do have the right to withdraw their child from Sex Education and if they wish to do so, a letter needs to be sent to school before 20th April 2021 to make us aware of this intention. Parents are unable to withdraw their child from any national curriculum Science lessons which teaches reproduction.
Staff will be trained on the teaching of this curriculum before it is delivered so please speak to your Class Teacher if you have any concerns.