Updated draft guidance: relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education
01 Mar 2019
The DfE is proposing that schools are required to teach relationships education at primary school, relationships and sex education (RSE) at secondary school and health education at all state-funded schools.
Schools are advised to read through the guidance to begin to prepare for these statutory guidelines which wll come in effect in September 2020:
The draft regulations and associated statutory guidance build on the findings from the call for evidence and DfE’s engagement with a wide range of expert organisations and interested parties. The responses to the consultation (that closed in November 2018) will help inform any further refining of the draft regulations and statutory guidance before the regulations are put before Parliament and the guidance finally published.
Over the coming year, the Health Improvement (HI) team will be running trainings and briefings to help schools implement this guidance, ensure their PSHE planning meets statutory guidelines and support schools to engage parents. Some trainings for RSE are running this academic year, schools can book via Ealing CPD online
RSE working party
The HI team will also be setting up an RSE working party, made up of school staff, RSE related organisations and members of the HI team to develop sample policies, lesson plans and resources to support the implementation of statutory Relationships (and sex) and Health Education.
If any members of staff are interested in being part of this working party (which will meet half termly) please email Claire (see contact below).
If you have any questions about the guidance, or would like support runnig RSE staff training or RSE parent workshops, please email Claire.