Relationships and sex education (RSE) policy: model and examples
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- Takes account of relevant statutory guidance, RSHE curriculum planning guidance and good practice
- Is approved by Forbes Solicitors
- Includes a form in the appendix for parents/carers to fill in when requesting to withdraw their child
Who should approve the policy?
Your governing board can determine who approves the policy. It can choose to delegate approval to a committee, individual governor or the headteacher.
If you're an independent school, there's no guidance on who needs to approve this policy. Independent schools aren't on the DfE's list linked above, but we know they need a policy under the statutory RSE guidance. It may be best to assume that your governing board needs to approve the policy.
This requirement is outlined in the Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (England) Regulations 2019 (see sections 8