Does your Governing Board understand their obligations within the new RSE guidance?
The Children and Social Work Act 2017 introduced new legislation on relationships and sex education in all schools in England. School governors are by law expected to give ‘due regard’ to the guidance and to maintain an up to date RSE policy, which must be made available to parents. The Governing Board should also ensure a number of key areas such as pupil progress, accessibility, assessment, parental communication and resourcing to enable the school to fulfil its legal obligations.
100% of attendees rated the course as ‘excellent’ and 100% would recommend this training session to other Governors. “Nicely balanced with interaction and group work” “Excellent course. Best attended yet. Enthusiastically presented and delivered” “Very clear speaker, enthusiastic about the topic with personal experience of the legislation” “As a new governor, practical ways of monitoring were very useful” “I have thought about what questions will be good to ask schools, to hold them to account” “This course was all effective. We have a lot to do, but I now have the guidance to be able to do it” “I now feel confident in FGB meetings to start the conversation on the new legislation” “I have thought about what questions will be good to ask schools, to hold them to account” “Very informative. Obvious the course facilitator is very knowledgeable”
- Understand the rational and purpose of the new curriculum requirements.
- Be briefed on relevant key points from the new statutory guidance, including the legal obligations.
- Identify what needs to be included in an RSE policy to ensure compliance with the new legislation.
- Develop confidence in your governance role to support effective RSE in your school.
Please register for your place on the new training course which is being provided by Josie Rayner-Wells, National PSHE/RSE Adviser and a member of the Educator Solutions Teaching and Learning Team.’