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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.

Online information sharing events for Wiltshire schools - July 2020 

+additional primary dates

Free support is also now available from the South West RHSE hub 

Free DfE webinar for schools on 7 July on delivering the new RSHE curriculum for pupils with SEND, including supporting their mental wellbeing 


Useful tools 

Guides from the Sex Education Forum:

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