Relationships, Health, and Sex and Relationships Education Policy Consultation
Update: This consultation is now complete.
Thank you again to everyone who responded to our Relationships Education, Health Education and RSE Policy consultation. Please find below the following three documents that detail the outcome of the consultation and provide responses to some questions raised during the process.
- A letter from the Principal summarising the feedback from parents and the school's response;
- A Frequently Asked Questions document to address some common themes identified in the feedback; and
- Please click here to for a copy of the final version of the policy.
From September 2020 the Department for Education made Relationships and Health Education compulsory in all primary schools. Schools were given 12 months to implement this locally due to the COVID pandemic. At Hillingdon Primary School these changes will come into effect from the Autumn term of 2021.
In preparation for implementing the new requirements, we have reviewed our curriculum and prepared a draft Relationships Education, Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education Policy so we can be sure our provision meets all legal requirements and is appropriate for our pupils based on their age; physical and emotional maturity; religious and cultural backgrounds; and special educational needs and/or disabilities.
We know that both parents, carers and schools play a key role in the education of children and we are keen to receive parents' and carers' feedback on the draft policy. We wrote to all parents and carers on Monday 14th June to provide details of the consultation and copies of all relevant documentation. The consultation will run for two weeks, starting on Monday 14th June and closing at 9am on Tuesday 29th June 2021.
Please see below for copies of the following consultation documents:
- The consultation letter sent to parents and carers on 14th June 2021.
- The draft Relationships Education, Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education policy, covering statutory requirements, our curriculum content and how the curriculum is delivered in school.
- Department for Education Primary School Guide to Parents / Carers (available in English, Urdu, Somali and Arabic.)
Please click here to submit your feedback via our online Google form before 9am on Tuesday 29th June 2021.
Please take the time to read the policy and DfE guide prior to submitting your feedback as both provide key information about the school’s legal obligations, the content of the curriculum, why we are being asked to teach it and our delivery of the curriculum. Please be aware that while your views are welcome and will be genuinely reflected upon to reach our final outcome, they cannot amount to a veto over curriculum content. The law requires the school to teach Relationships and Health Education to all primary school children.
If for any reason you can’t complete the Google Form, please speak to the school office and we will make alternative arrangements for you to participate in the consultation.