Relationships and Health Education

Relationships and Health Education

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.

This is why The Department for Education have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools. The key decisions on these subjects have been informed by a thorough engagement process, including a public call for evidence that received over 23,000 responses from parents, young people, schools and experts and a public consultation where over 40,000 people contacted the Department for Education.

We propose to hold a consultation to include all stakeholders between May and July 2021.  We will begin the consultation with a parent meeting held on Zoom on Tuesday 4 May 6.30pm.  (Links will be sent out nearer the time). During that meeting we will outline our policy, curriculum content and scheme of work.  We will then hold a futher meeting to respond to parent comments, questions or concerns.  


Please click on the links below for further information:

Dfe Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Education (RSE) and Health Education

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