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

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

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 programme delivered through Curriculum for Life (CfL) and LIFE lessons.

We have made updates to our curriculum for 2021-2022 to ensure that our curriculum explicitly educates our students 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.

Our parent/carer consultation on the programme of Relationships and Sex Education that we to deliver at Oaks Park High school has now closed. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents/carers who contributed to the consultation.

Consultation Outcomes

A summary of the consultation and the school's reponse to the feedback given by parents and carers can be found here:

Oaks Park High School Relationships & Sex Education Parents/Carer Consultation – Outcomes

Giving Feedback:

If you did not take part in our original parent/carer consultation but would still like to give feedback, you can use this link:

Although the deadline for responding to the consultation has now passed, we will still respond to individual queries or feedback as these are raised during the year.

RSE Documentation:

Requirements as set out by the government.

RSE Secondary Expectations


The RSE section that forms part of the PSHE policy (updated following the parent/carer consultation)

Oaks Park RSE Policy


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

*Please note that although Horizon students will study the same topics, this may be at different times during the year as part of their CfL curriculum.

RSE Curriculum Plan 2021-22

Further useful Links:

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

1.      Department for Education – “Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents” 

2.      Department for Education – “Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs

3.      Sex Education Forum – “Frequently Asked Questions

4.      Sex Education Forum – “SRE – The Evidence” (March 2015)

You will also find additional information on the school's PSHE programme here.