In preparation for statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) education from September 2020, R.E.A.L. Independent School (RIS) and R.E.A.L. Alternative Provision School (RAPS) have been reviewing their RSE policies in line with these national changes.
The teams will be spending the next two terms reviewing the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum to ensure that it fully prepares learners for the modern world. They will be further developing resources and schemes of work to ensure that RSE is accessible to all learners in an age appropriate format.
Michelle Farr, Learning Manager & Key Stage 4 Learning and Achievement Lead at R.E.A.L. Independent School said: “We feel that this is an important and welcome step forward for our learners who are often particularly vulnerable.
“We will be prioritising the training of our staff to ensure that they feel confident to deliver these topics to our children and young people. Towards the end of the academic year we will also be inviting parents and carers to parents group meetings to have a look at what we are planning to deliver in more detail.”
The updated RSE policy is available here and the team welcomes feedback from parents and carers in respect of this.