Sex and Relationship Education
Parent statement on Relationships Education at Alt Bridge School
The Relationships Education (England) Regulations 2019 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017, make Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education from September 2020.
The aim of Relationship and Sex education is to give young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds.
At Alt bridge School Relationship and Sex Education lessons as taught as part of the PSHCE programme of study. Resources are differentiated to be suitable for the learning needs of our SEN pupils. Teachers are careful to present information sensitively to pupils.
Relationships Education is underpinned by a wider cultivation of personal attributes such as honesty, integrity, courage, humility, kindness, generosity, trustworthiness and a sense of justice, with an understanding of the importance of self-respect and self-worth and includes topics such as mental health , drugs and bullying issues.
Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of the school up to and until three terms before the child turns 16. There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education or Health Education.
The school value the role of parents / carers and guardians when delivering relationship and sex education in School and can support parents in managing conversations with their children on these issues. Further information such as the Schools sex and relationship policy can be found on the School website or a paper copy is available on request