As we prepare students for university and to be leaders in their community, we work to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive RHSE [Relationships, Health & Sex Education] curriculum. This gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy and productive lives where they can make informed decisions.
In 2019, The Department for Education announced that it is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales are teaching Relationship, Health & Sex Education (RHSE) as a fundamental part of the curriculum. Due to the pandemic, the date for its inclusion was postponed but it is now expected to be part of the education that all schools provide to young people.
At Ark Evelyn Grace Academy, RHSE has always been part of our curriculum. As such, we have been able to deliver many aspects of the new statutory content and meet the needs of our students. However, as part of reviewing our existing provision and implementing a new Relationship, Health & Sex Education (RHSE) Policy , we consulted with parent and carers to ensure there was a consensus on our approaches to policy and the curriculum content.
The consultation period ended on 15th January 2022.
In you have any queries, please email Ms Mannings, who leads on this area of our curriculum via firstname.lastname@example.org. The policy also includes a document which allows parents to request that their child is withdrawn from this part of the curriculum and provides space for the reasons given, so that a discussion can be held with parents.
You may find the links below useful for further information and answers to questions you may have: