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Relationship Education

The Government have updated their guidance on the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) curriculum. From September 2021 (postponed due to Covid-19), PSHE (including Health Education) and Relationship Education will become compulsory within all Primary and Secondary schools, with Sex Education also compulsory within Secondary Schools.

Update on the consultation phase for Redbridge
Due to the impact of Covid-19 and the restrictions of lockdown and social distancing, it has not been practically possible to have a positive and open consultation that includes with families and our schools. Many Local Authorities have faced similar difficulties and so DfE have delayed the proposed introduction of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). We have decided to take advantage of this flexibility around statutory changes by postponing any introduction of RSE changes until September 2021.

The postponement will allow us to revise timescales for the positive, open consultation we need to have with schools, communities and families. We will therefore continue to work with the various stakeholders in the Autumn and Spring term 2020/21. We plan to hold consultations for families alongside individual schools as an opportunity to explore the guidance, view and feedback on the draft syllabus and view some of the resources that each school plan to use.

More details will be shared in September 2020.


Local Authority RSE Advisor - Danielle Vorley, danielle.vorley@redbridge.gov.uk 

Letter from the Local Authority RSE Advisor June 2020
Frequently Asked Questions from Families
Letter from the Local Authority RSE Advisor March 2020