Assistant Vice Principal for Personal Development Letter Home | RSE Consultation
Parent/Carer consultation regarding Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Dear Belle Vue Families,
The Department for Education has made teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education compulsory in all secondary schools since September 2020. At Co-op Academy Belle Vue most of this programme is delivered through our CARE curriculum with some topics covered in science.
We are currently reviewing our relationships and sex education (RSE) curriculum and policy, so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our students based on their:
Physical and emotional maturity
Religious and cultural backgrounds
Special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)
As part of the review of our PSHE and RSHE offer this year and the introduction of our CARE curriculum we would like to conduct a consultation with our community on our RSE policy and our offer. This consultation includes governors, staff, students and families.
Please take the time to read our RSE policy posted to our website here and consult the accompanying documents and example lesson resources that are linked within.
We will also host two Family Forum events as part of the consultation, these will take place on:
Monday 20th November 5:00pm-6:00pm
Tuesday 21st November 10:30am - 11:30am
If you would like to attend either of the Family Forums please confirm attendance in the feedback Google form below. These meetings will take place in our community hub and should take no more than one hour.
If you would like to give feedback on our consultation and confirm attendance to a family forum please complete this Google form. Please add any feedback directly to this form.
The deadline for responses to the consultation is midday on Friday the 24th of November.
To help you understand the curriculum requirements we need to meet, please take a look at this summary of the government guidance on what all students are expected to know by the end of secondary school. If you’re joining a family forum, please read this before the event.
We will consider all feedback provided as part of the consultation and publish the outcomes once the consultation has closed.
Thank you for your time and support in the education of the students we serve.
Mr Daniel Haste | Assistant Vice Principal - Personal Development
FURTHER USEFUL LINKS:
To further inform the feedback you may wish to provide, you may find the following links useful:
1. Department for Education – “Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents”
2. Department for Education – “Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs”
3. Sex Education Forum – “Frequently Asked Questions”
4. Sex Education Forum – “SRE – The Evidence” (March 2015)