Relationships and Sex Education
As part of the curriculum at Bramcote College, we promote personal well-being and development through a comprehensive PSHCE programme (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education) that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives now and in the future.
Government legislation states that all schools must implement a full Relationships and Sex Education programme (RSE) as part of this PSHCE curriculum. RSE is now compulsory in all schools and parents must be informed about the curriculum and invited to comment on it should they wish to do so.
The guide attached below from the Department for Education summarises the requirements for secondary schools, and outlines parents’ rights in relation to the teaching of RSE. You can also read the full guidance for schools here.
At Bramcote College, we have a long-established Relationships and Sex Education framework and as a result have had to make only a few changes to our curriculum in order to meet the requirements of the latest Department for Education guidance. However, it is still important to us that parents and carers are fully informed and have the opportunity to ask questions and give their views on the teaching of RSE, and our PSHCE policy. Our initial presentation to parents can be found attached below.