Relationships and Sex Education

The Department for Education have made changes to Relationships and Sex Education following nationwide consultation which came into effect from September 2020.  

The ‘Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019’, made under sections 34 and 35 of the ‘Children and Social Work Act 2017’, make Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all students receiving secondary education. If you would like this information in another language, we have guidance from the department of education available in Somali, Urdu and Arabic. These are available to collect from reception. 

MEA Central believes Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) forms an essential part of students, health and wellbeing and prepares students for adult life. It is an integral part of the curriculum and will be delivered through our Social, Capital and Cultural (SCC) lessons. 

The stage of development and the experiences of any group of young people of the same age will be diverse and varied. The students in our school come from diverse backgrounds, expressing a spectrum of beliefs and values. This fact has clear implications for curriculum content, teaching approaches, and the creation of an appropriate learning environment based on the need to develop in young people respect for each other’s differences. 

Department for Education Statutory Guidence 2019