RSE for Parents
The important lessons you teach your child about healthy relationships, looking after themselves and staying safe, are respected and valued under this new curriculum. Teaching at Dosthill will complement and reinforce the lessons you teach your child as they grow up.
We are required to consult with you when developing and renewing their policies on Relationships Education. These policies must be published online and be available to anybody free of charge.
You can express your opinion, and this will help your child’s school decide how and when to cover the content of the statutory guidance.
It may also help them decide whether to teach additional non-statutory content. Schools are required to ensure their teaching refects the age and religious background of their pupils.
Right to withdraw your child
You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe. Your child’s primary school can choose to teach Sex Education. If you’d like to know more about this, we recommend speaking to the school to understand what will be taught and when. If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn. At primary level, the head teacher must grant this request. The science curriculum in all maintained schools also includes content on human development, including reproduction, which there is no right to withdraw from.
Please see key resources below as detailed in your recent email from school. Don't forget to return your thoughts via the links to the form.