The current relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education curriculum came into place in September 2020.
Although your school should have consulted parents on your RSE curriculum and changes to your RSE policy, you may continue to receive objections. This could happen, for example, when new pupils and parents join your school.
Your headteacher will handle the vast majority of complaints
But, there may be occasions where parents don’t feel they’re being heard. They may:
- Be unhappy with what the curriculum teaches
- Believe their child is too young for the curriculum
- Not want their child learning about certain things on religious grounds
Ultimately, it might be that no amount of reassurance from the headteacher is satisfactory.
In those cases, the headteacher (or a governor, if approached) should refer the parent to your school’s complaints policy. Members of your board will be involved in parts of the complaints process that follows.
The process of handling complaints about