From September 2020, it will become compulsory in all schools to teach children about relationships, health and sex education. At Benson, much of this teaching has been part of the wider curriculum or through specific events e.g. The Coram SCARF Life Bus or the nurse visiting the older children. Over the next few weeks, the school will be sharing with you the ODST policy that outlines our approach, alongwith the focus for each year group.
The Right To Withdraw
As parents, you have the right to withdraw your child from teaching within the sex education aspect of this programme only. This does not include teaching about the body and reproductive process which forms part of the science curriculum. If this is something that you are concerned about, please book an appointment to see either your child's class teacher or the headteacher.