Relationships and Health 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.

This is why The Department for Education have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools. The key decisions on these subjects have been informed by a thorough engagement process, including a public call for evidence that received over 23,000 responses from parents, young people, schools and experts and a public consultation where over 40,000 people contacted the Department for Education.

We would like your feedback on the proposed curriculum, and the wider policy

In usual circumstances, we would arrange information sessions to discuss this in person, however given the situation it is necessary to undertake this consultation virtually. You can submit your feedback to me directly via email at Please can I encourage you to read the policy and curriculum content fully before responding.
The deadline for responding to the consultation is Friday 22nd May 2020.
Please click on the links below for further information:  

Consultation regarding Health, and Relationships Education

Relationship and Health Education Policy

Dfe Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Education (RSE) and Health Education


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