The government has been clear that high quality PSHE and age-appropriate SRE teaching are essential to keeping pupils safe and healthy, inside and outside the school gates. (Government Response: Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools, March 2015). The RSE Hub aims to ensure high quality Relationships and Sex Education and as such goes beyond the current statutory requirements.
The most up to date legislation relating to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is detailed below:
Non-statuotory guidance and reccomendations
In 2014 Brook, PSHE Association and the Sex Education provided updated non-statutory guidance for schools. The RSE Hub was involved during the development of the document and endorse its contents as reflective of good RSE provision.
In 2015 the Education Select committee produced a report into PSHE including RSE Education Select committee (2015) Education - Fifth Report Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools. and the government responded Department for Education (2015) Government Response: Life lessons: PSHE and SRE in schools . The RSE Hub response to these reports can be read here
Sexual Health - The Department for Health Framework for Sexual Health (2013) in England stated an ambition to build knowledge and resilience among young people by:
Ofsted - From September 2015 the key judgement Behaviour and Safety has been replaced by the key judgement Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.
It is important to note that: The judgement on overall effectiveness is likely to be inadequate where any one of the key judgements is inadequate and/or safeguarding is ineffective and/or there are any serious weaknesses in the overall promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. (Grade descriptors for overall effectiveness – School Inspection Handbook)
Inspectors must also evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development. Paragraphs 132 to 135 of the School Inspection Handbook (2015) outline what evidence inspectors should look for when making a judgement about pupils’ SMSC development
Personal development, behaviour and welfare are deemed to be good if:
(Grade descriptors for personal development, behaviour and welfare – School Inspection Handbook,2015)
The RSE Hub is a clear choice for schools looking for support and guidance with developing the Relationships and Sex Education within their school. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Act (1996)
Education and Inspections Act (2006) Section 38
Learning and Skills Act (2000)
Sex and Relationships Education Guidance DfE (2000)
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