Statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education
In June 2019 the DfE published the final guidance on relationships education (primary) relationships and sex education (secondary) and health education (primary and secondary).
The new curriculum is mandatory from September 2020, although in June 2020 the DfE announced that schools can work towards full implementation by summer term 2021, if they need extra time.
In February 2021 the DfE said: "Some schools may choose to focus this year’s RSHE teaching on the immediate needs of their pupils, introducing a more comprehensive RSHE programme in September 2021.
Teaching in the 2021/22 academic year should seek to address any gaps in pupils’ RSHE education this year."
Free Support from the South West RSE Hub is also available.
Guides from the Sex Education Forum:
- Roadmap to statutory RSE
- Quiz: How ready for statutory RSE are you?
- Definitions of content covered in Relationships and Sex Education and Science (for members or £5.99)
Resources from the PSHE Association
Stonewall (new - 2021)