At George Pindar School, high quality Relationships and Sex Education and Health and Wellbeing lessons are provided for all pupils. The delivery of these lessons is statutory from 2020; therefore, all schools across the country have an obligation to ensure pupils receive a high quality provision that supports their development and wellbeing.
Parents do have the right to withdraw pupils from Relationship and Sex Education lessons: if you wish to do this, please make an appointment with the Associate Vice Principal: Curriculum in school. George Pindar School does not support selective withdrawal from RSE. Our school has a duty to supervise pupils withdrawn from RSE, though not to provide additional teaching or to incur extra cost. Where the pupil has been withdrawn, alternative arrangements will be made for RSE of the kind the parents/guardians want the pupil to receive.
This useful leaflet has been produced for parents and carers, particularly those who may have worries about sex and relationship education (SRE) at school and those who want to find out more.
The Department for Education introduced compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education for secondary students from September 2020.
As part of this, all schools are required to consult with parents when developing and reviewing their policies for Relationships and Sex Education which will help inform decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
Effective engagement gives the space and time for parents to input, ask questions and share concerns thus allowing the school to decide the way forward. At George Pindar School, we will listen to parents’ views and then make a reasonable decision as to how we wish to proceed. When and how content is taught is ultimately a decision for the school, and consultation does not provide a parental veto on curriculum content.
You can find further details about the introduction of compulsory relationships education as well as answers to many other frequently asked questions on the DFE Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education guidance and their FAQs.
Our Current Policy
You can view our current Secondary School RSE and Health Education Policy on Our Policies page.
Our Current Philosophy & Ethics Curriculum Plan
We have worked hard to make sure that our new curriculum reflects:
Completing the survey
You can access the Relationships, Sex and Health Education Policy: Parental Consultation survey below.TAKE SURVEY NOW
Please note the survey is available to complete at any point with no end date – responses will be reviewed periodically and taken into account when the policy is reviewed each year.