Following on from a number of parents requesting individual meetings, we have put together this information to keep you all as informed as possible at this present moment.
There is much confusion over the term ‘RSE’. It will not be compulsory for primary schools to deliver Sex Education. At Maidenhall, we have taken the decision to offer this 1 lesson as an ‘opt in’ only lesson. This means, that unless you specifically ask for your child to take part in a Sex Education lesson, they will not. It will be, however, compulsory for primary schools to deliver Health and Relationship Education. A guide for parents from the government can be found here:
On Tuesday 25th February, a parent information session was delivered by the school and Local Authority representative. The information which was shared can be found here:
We are currently liaising with local schools to examine the suitability of resources for our community and the way in which we deliver the RSE curriculum. Any feedback you have regarding the resources shown at the information session (which are on the powerpoint) can be emailed into school (firstname.lastname@example.org). As always, members of staff are on the gates before and after school and will be able to listen to your queries and feedback. We may not be able to answer all of your questions at this moment, but your views will feed into our curriculum design.
In the summer term, we will be offering a further session where we will be presenting some options over the resources.
The RSE curriculum is statutory from September 2020. We will not be making any changes to our curriculum before then (although those of you who attended the meeting will be aware that there are very few changes for primary schools from September).