Relationships and Sex Education
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
At Langley Grammar School we aim to ensure that students are able to develop a healthy attitude towards relationships and sexual matters by giving information and providing opportunities for discussion in appropriate contexts and at suitable times throughout their secondary school life.
Secondary schools are now required to teach Relationships and Sex Education to all students from Year 7 to 11. The Department for Education guidance on Relationships and Sex Education can be found here.
The school's RSE policy sets out the broad curriculum programme. This is reviewed every year to ensure that the programme for each year groups builds effectively on the previous year's content. The programme as set out shows what will be taught that year and is not a pre-determined 5-year plan.
We aim to involve parents by:
- Inviting feedback on the Relationships and Sex Education policy.
- Providing information about programme content
- Encouraging discussion of the issues covered in school with their children at home
Parents are invited to contact the school via firstname.lastname@example.org at any stage to discuss and concerns they might have.
Right of withdrawal
Parents have the legal right to withdraw their children from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE up to and until the third term before their 16th birthday. They do not have the right to withdraw their children from relationships education, those aspects of RSE that are taught through the Science curriculum, or where RSE issues arise incidentally in other subject areas.
Requests to withdraw from sex education must be made directly to the Headteacher. Before granting any such request the Headteacher or another member of the Senior Leadership Team will discuss the request with parents and, as appropriate, with the student to ensure that their wishes are understood and to clarify the nature and purpose of the curriculum.