Parent/Carer Consultation regarding Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

The Department for Education has made teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education compulsory in all secondary schools since September 2020. However, due to the pandemic the compulsory implementation of this curriculum was delayed to Summer 2021.  Most of this programme is delivered through our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme delivered through Curriculum for Life (CfL) and LIFE lessons.

We have made updates to our curriculum for 2021-2022 to ensure that our curriculum explicitly educates our students about sexual abuse and sexual harassment following the Ofsted review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in the wake of the Everyone's Invited website and the murder of Sarah Everard in 2021.

RSE Consulation

Our parent/carer consultation on the programme of Relationships and Sex Education that we deliver at Cheam High School has now closed.  

We would like to thank all parents/carers who participated in the RSE consultation. We were grateful for the detailed and insightful feedback we received and are taking this into account as we continue to developed our RSE curriculum.

Consultation outcomes

A summary of the consultation and the school's reponse to the feedback given by parents and carers can be found here

Giving Feedback:

If you did not take part in our original parent/carer consultation but would still like to give feedback, you can use this link: 

Although the deadline for responding to the consultation has now passed, we will still respond to individual queries or feedback as these are raised during the year.

Helpful information to inform your response:

Requirements as set out by the government.

RSE Secondary Expectations


The proposed draft RSE section that will form part of the PSHE policy.

Draft Cheam High School RSE Policy

The curriculum plan indicating proposed order and the age of students for the content proposed.

RSE Curriculum Plan 2021-22


Useful Links:

To further inform the feedback you may wish to provide, you may find the following links useful:

1.      Department for Education – “Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents” 

2.      Department for Education – “Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs

3.      Sex Education Forum – “Frequently Asked Questions

4.      Sex Education Forum – “SRE – The Evidence” (March 2015)

You will also find additional information on the school's PSHE programme here.