How Ofsted will assess RSE

Relationships and sex education (RSE) won't be inspected on its own – instead, Ofsted will look at how you're meeting statutory requirements for RSE, and consider this within your 'personal development' and 'leadership and management' judgements.

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  1. RSE affects your 'personal development' and 'leadership and management' judgements
  2. How inspectors will make their judgements
  3. Links with your teaching of the protected characteristics
  4. How inspectors judge your school's approach to harmful, sexual behaviour
  5. Find out more about your RSE requirements

RSE affects your 'personal development' and 'leadership and management' judgements

If inspectors find your school is failing to meet its RSE obligations, they'll consider this in the 'personal development' and 'leadership and management' judgements.

See paragraph 319 of the School Inspection Handbook (2023).

RSE within 'personal development'

Within this judgement, inspectors will look at how your school:

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