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.
A number of Wiltshire schools committed to doing this by joining the DfE's RHSE early adopter school programme during 2019.
The 2 local events during April and May 2020 to help Wiltshire schools share learning from this work have been cancelled, but will be rescheduled online soon.
There are some useful tools from the Sex Education Forum to help schools prepare for the statutory elements of RSE including the following:
- Roadmap to statutory RSE
- Quiz: How ready for statutory RSE are you?
- Definitions of content covered in Relationships and Sex Education and Science
The PSHE Association is mapping the statutory elements of RSE and health education, as part of a broader programme of study.
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.