Sex and relationships education

Under government proposals, Relationships Education is to become compulsory for primary aged children, and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is to become compulsory for secondary age children from 1st September 2020. These requirements will apply, when passed, to independent schools inspected by ISI.  

The DfE has released a consultation draft which will become statutory guidance about RE and SRE, subject to the outcome of the consultation.  Schools which want to get involved in the national debate have until 7th November 2018 to respond.

Independent schools should note that the government guidance about health education will apply only to state funded schools; independent schools already have compulsory PHSE.