Relationships and Sex Education Consultation

Dear Parents and Carers,

The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education (RSE).

These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements.

This means that we’ll be reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  •    Age
  •    Physical and emotional maturity
  •    Religious and cultural backgrounds
  •    Special educational needs and/or disabilities

Our draft RSE curriculum can be found here: Relationships and Sex Education Consultation

It is important that we hear your views, as well as the views of your children. We will be talking to pupils who are inpatients about the new policy to ensure the curriculum meets their needs. Staff will guide pupils through an online survey and pupil feedback will be carefully considered before the policy is finalised.

If your child is not currently an inpatient, we would be most grateful if you could ask them to complete the age-appropriate questionnaire, so we can get as wide a range of views as possible. The questionnaires are below: 

RSE questionnaire for Yr 3 and Yr 4

RSE questionnaire for Yr 5 and Yr 6

RSE questionnaire for secondary pupils

We also have hard copies available on request.

Here’s how you can help: 

Please look through the policy and email our PSHE Coordinator, Victoria Stoneham on victoria.stoneham@ohs.oxon.sch.uk to either arrange a virtual focus group meeting, or simply write down your thoughts on our RSE policy. Could you please do this by Friday 2nd October. 

To help you understand the curriculum requirements we need to meet, please do take a look at the leaflets linked below summarising what all pupils are expected to know by the end of primary and secondary school. If you’re joining a focus group meeting, please read this before the meeting.

Leaflets:

Understanding Relationships and Health Education in your child’s primary school: a guide for parents 

Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents

Thank you for your time. 

Victoria Stoneham

PSHE Coordinator