Relationships and Sex Education

Parent/Carer Consultation regarding Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

In the Summer Term of the 2021-22 academic year, we consulted parents/carers on the programme of Relationships and Sex Education that we deliver at the Hospital Education Service. We took feedback from parents and are grateful for the input as we continue to seek to develop a curriculum for pupils which proactively supports and protects them as they make their journey towards becoming young adults. At the Hospital Education Service we incorporate the RSE Statutory framework into our PSHE Curriculum.

We consulted parents/carers on our updated draft RSE Policy in March 2021. We greatly appreciated the response from all parents and carers who took the time to take part in our consultation and this has provided useful feedback for us. If you have any further questions about our RSE policy or any element of our RSE curriculum, please do not hesitate to email Mr Takolia (Assistant Head Teacher).

The Department for Education has made teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education compulsory in all secondary schools since September 2020. However, due to the pandemic the compulsory implementation of this curriculum was delayed to Summer 2021. Most of this programme is delivered through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education and Wellbeing programme. We also use a range of external speakers to support the work we do in RSE. Last year we used CRASAC, NHS and CCSP (Coventry Children's Safeguarding Partnership) to deliver workshops for our pupils.

We have made updates to our curriculum for 2022-2023 to ensure that our curriculum explicitly educates our pupils about sexual abuse and sexual harassment following the Ofsted review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in the wake of the Everyone's Invited website and the murder of Sarah Everard in 2021.

Part of our responsibility is to consult with you on our proposed sequence of delivery and take into account your feedback in our plans. Although we must teach all of the topics that are included in our RSE curriculum, the order in which we teach them is negotiable.

RSE curriculum information
Description Link

Requirements as set out by the government.

RSE Secondary Expectations

HES Relationships and Sex Education Policy 2023-2024

RSE Policy

The curriculum plan indicating proposed order and the age of students for the content proposed.

HES Curriculum Map 2023-2024

Parent/Carer(s) RSE Consultation information webinar

Parent Information Session

Parent/Carer Feedback Survey Link to form

To further inform the feedback you may wish to provide, you may find the following links useful: