Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: statutory guidance

The Department for Education (DfE) has published statutory guidance for schools in England on the teaching of relationships education in primary schools, relationship and sex education in secondary schools, and physical health and mental wellbeing education in state funded primary and secondary schools. The new curriculum will be mandatory from September 2020, however, schools are encouraged to adopt the new curriculum from September 2019. The NSPCC has produced a CASPAR briefing summarising the guidance setting out key points including: developing a policy, content, parents’ right to withdraw, whole school approach and safeguarding.

Source: DfE  Date: 25 June 2019

Further information: Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: statutory guidance (PDF)

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