NOA RSE POLICY
North Oxfordshire Academy blends Chameleon PDE and PHSE Association materials and guarantees that its PSHE Programmes for secondary meet the statutory requirements for RSE and Health Education.
DfE guidance page 17, para.45 states:
Parents right to withdraw from RSE
‘Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory RSE.’. This does not include relationship education or certain lessons which are mandatory under the National Curriculum in Science and are excluded from the right of parents to withdraw their children. Such mandatory lessons will not include material on AIDS, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, or any aspect, other than biological aspects of human sexual behaviour.
If a parent/guardian wishes to withdraw their child from Sex education lessons within the PSHE curriculum they need to discuss this with Mrs Faulconbridge and Mrs Merrills.