Relationships and Sex Education Consultation

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

We need your feedback to help us do this.

Here’s how you can help:

We’re running an online focus group for parents in the week beginning the 7th September. If you’d like to participate, please email our PSHE Coordinator, Victoria Stoneham on victoria.stoneham@ohs.oxon.sch.uk before 4pm on 31st July. We will be in touch at the start of term to find a time that suits the parents that have volunteered.

A focus group meeting should take no more than 1 hour.

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.

RSE Guide for Parents of Primary School Children

RSE Guide for Parents of Secondary School Children

If you wish to read the draft RSE policy, it can be found here: Draft Relationships and Sex Education Policy 2020

Consultation with Pupils

We will be talking to pupils 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.