Relationships Sex Education September 2020

The modern world for all young people looks very different from the way it did 20 years ago when the current curriculum was last updated. New statutory guidance from the Department of education has been developed and implementation is fast approaching. 

From September 2020 all secondary schools are required to teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). This will build on the Relationships Health Education taught at primary school which will focus particularly on friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.  During secondary school, this curriculum will aim to give young people the information they need to help them to develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds. At the appropriate time, the focus will incorporate intimate relationships and sex to equip young people with the knowledge they need to make safe, informed and healthy choices as they progress into adulthood.

You can find further information here https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/812594/RSE_secondary_schools_guide_for_parents.pdf
 
Getting Parents on board- Empowerment and Involvement 

Your child’s school will have the flexibility to deliver the set content in a way that is age and development appropriate.  The guidance from The Department Of Education recommends that schools work with parents on the design and delivery of RSE Topics, recognising that parents are the primary educators of their children, particularly where relationships and sex are concerned.  Relationships and Sex Education is best delivered with cooperation and support from parents.  Schools are required to consult with parents on any changes to their Relationships and Sex Education policy and gather support for the new curriculum by providing opportunity for parents to feedback and shape the teaching methods schools use to deliver Relationship and Sex Education.   

Wakefield Council invite parents to have their say through participation in this short survey. This will enable us to listen to and understand parent views and opinions on the delivery of Relationships Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education topics to ensure they are designed and delivered correctly /appropriately by schools to equip your child with the knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions about their relationships, health and wellbeing.

All questions are optional and you are not obliged to provide any personal data as part of this survey.  If you choose to share any personal data then information about why we collect data and how your data will be stored can be found here visit http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/site/transparency-notice

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* 2. What school year is your child in? (select more if you have more than one child at this school)

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* 3. I understand what the new Relationships and Sex Education curriculum will cover in Secondary schools.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).

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* 4. I would like to know more about what the school will be teaching as part of Relationships and Sex Education at each key stage.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 5. I would like to attend a workshop about Relationships and Sex Education.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 6. I am pleased that my child will be learning about different aspects of relationships- including family structures, friendship, bullying, teamwork, growing up, feelings, stereotypes and consent.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 7. I appreciate the benefit of children being taught about relationships and acknowledge the link to safeguarding.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 8. I feel confident about answering my child’s questions linked to relationships and growing up.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 9. I would like to know when my child is going to be participating in a Relationships and Sex Education lesson.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 10. I would like to know more about the right to withdraw my child from Relationships and Sex Education.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 11. I would like to know about further reading, websites and books that I can read or share with my child at home, linked to Relationships and Sex Education.

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* 12. I agree that Relationships and Sex Education should be inclusive and represent the diverse society in which we live.

Please answer the following questions where: (1 = Strongly disagree, 2= Disagree, 3= Unsure 4= Agree, 5= Strongly agree).  

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* 13. Do you consider your child to have SEND (Special Educational Needs) or Disability?  If so, does your child have a My Support Plan or EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan)?

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* 14. If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, do you have any concerns about your child participating in Relationships, Health and Sex Education?  Please give details.

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* 15. Please add any further comments or questions you have here.

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