Statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education
In June 2019 the DfE published the final guidance on relationships education (primary) relationships and sex education (secondary) and health education (primary and secondary).
The new curriculum will be mandatory from September 2020*, although schools have been encouraged to adopt the new curriculum early from September 2019.
*In June 2020 the DfE announced that schools will have until the summer term 2021, if they aren't able to meet the autumn 2020 date.
A number of Wiltshire schools committed to putting the new elements in place during 2019 by joining the DfE's RHSE early adopter school programme.
- Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (DfE, 2019)
- Parental engagement on relationships education (DfE, 2019)
Guides from the Sex Education Forum:
- Roadmap to statutory RSE
- Quiz: How ready for statutory RSE are you?
- Definitions of content covered in Relationships and Sex Education and Science (for members or £5.99)
Surrey Healthy Schools have made available
Resources from the PSHE Association
Following the publication of their guidance, the DfE has also published two short guides for parents of primary and secondary age pupils that schools can use to communicate with them about teaching relationships and health education.
Further resources to support the planning and delivery of RSE can be found. here.