Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Consultation

We are undertaking a consultation to gather responses to our proposed PRIDE curriculum for September 2020, which has been under a period of review and development over the 2019/20 academic year.

The Department for Education announced in July 2109 to make relationships and sex education (RSE) and Health Education (HE) compulsory for all schools and academies.

These changes were planned to come into effect from September 2020 with all schools required to comply with the updated requirements in the new academic year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures, the requirement has now been delayed to allow schools to deliver essential emotional wellbeing, mental health support and settle students back into school. The curriculum will be compulsory from summer term 2021.

RSE and HE at Acklam Grange has historically been delivered through the PRIDE curriculum, and this will not change moving forwards, although there are aspects that are also covered in other subject areas.

As an early adopter school we have spent the 19/20 academic year reviewing our RSE and HE curriculum and policy so we can be sure that our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities

The content of our PRIDE curriculum has not changed dramatically as a result of this statutory guidance, as this is an area of study that Acklam Grange has always regarded as a high priority for our students. In order to finalise the policy and programme of study for September 2020 we are required to consult with students, parents and staff.

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Read the draft policy, including the programme of study.  To help you understand the curriculum requirements we are expected to meet, please pay particular attention to appendix 2 within the policy which gives a summary of what all pupils are expected to know by the end of secondary school.

  1. Read the associated government guidance

  1. Complete the survey to let us know if you have any further questions regarding the policy and/or programme of study.

Please ensure to take the time to read the documents prior to completing the survey.

The consultation process will commence on Monday 15th June and will close on the 3rd July 2020. 

We will publish a response to questions raised following the survey but if you wish to ask specific question and receive a personal response, please email

We very much appreciate the opinions and feedback of our school community and look forward to hearing your views.