New Policy

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am writing on behalf of the governing body at De Bohun School to highlight changes to the school’s Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) policy from September 2020.

The UK Department for Education has made it mandatory to revise this important area of the curriculum. Relationships Education will become compulsory in primary schools. There are also updated guidelines for Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).

On Monday 18 May, school governor Alex Baird and I met with the De Bohun leadership team (via Zoom) to discuss how RSE will look from September. We were satisfied that the approach reflects the January 2020 Ofsted findings, which observed:

“De Bohun Primary School is a place where everyone is valued. It is a bigger school than many, but every pupil is important. Pupils enjoy coming to school and know they are safe there. Adults and pupils get along well because respect underpins their relationships.”

Following this discussion we are now sharing the school’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) policy, which you can access via the De Bohun Primary School here: RSE Policy (May 2020):

This version of the RSE policy is presented for your evaluation, during which time the leadership team is considering the document as open to discussion. Please be advised that the leadership team requires feedback by Friday 26 June in order to finalise the RSE policy ahead of the September start date.

You are invited to respond to the governing body with any comments.

Please contact the governing body at this email address: governors@debohun.enfield.sch.uk.

Please do not contact the school office.

Any comments will be brought to the attention of the leadership team for their consideration.

You may also find these relevant links helpful:

‘Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education’ Statutory guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Association

https://www.pshe-association.org.uk/

Dimensions Curriculum

https://dimensionscurriculum.co.uk/

Best regards,

Paul Davies

Co-opted Governor