The Department for Education introduced compulsory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for secondary pupils from September 2020, in addition to compulsory Health Education (RSHE).
As part of this, all schools are required to consult with parents when developing and reviewing their policies for Relationships and Sex Education, which will inform decisions on when and how certain content is covered.
Effective engagement gives the space and time for parents to input, ask questions, share concerns and for the school to decide the way forward. At Graham School, we will listen to parents’ views, and then make a reasonable decision as to how we wish to proceed. When and how content is taught is ultimately a decision for the school, and consultation does not provide a parental veto on curriculum content.
Our current policy
You can view our current policy here: RSHE Policy
Our current Philosophy & Ethics Page/Curriculum Plan:
We’ve worked hard to make sure that our new curriculum reflects:
- Our values of equality, inclusion and respect for all students and communities;
- Our students’ age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds
- Every student’s learning needs
- The importance of ensuring that students know how to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world.
You can see our current Philosophy & Ethics Page/Curriculum Plan here.
Completing the surveyACCESS SURVEY HERE
Please note the survey is available to complete at any point, with no end date – responses will be reviewed periodically, and taken into account when the policy is reviewed each year.