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2. Roles and responsibilities

2. Roles and responsibilities

2.1. The Governing Board is responsible for:

  • Ensuring all pupils make progress in achieving the expected educational outcomes.
  • Ensuring the curriculum is well led, effectively managed and well planned.
  • Evaluating the quality of provision through regular and effective self-evaluation.
  • Ensuring teaching is delivered in ways that are accessible to all pupils with SEND.
  • Providing clear information for parents on subject content and their rights to request that their children are withdrawn.
  • Making sure the subjects are resourced, staffed and timetabled in a way that ensures the school can fulfil its legal obligations.

2.2. The Headteacher is responsible for:

  • The overall implementation of this policy.
  • Ensuring staff are suitably trained to deliver the subjects.
  • Ensuring that parents are fully informed of this policy.
  • Reviewing requests from parents to withdraw their children from the subjects.
  • Discussing requests for withdrawal with parents from the sex education in Year 6.
  • Organising alternative education for pupils, where necessary, that is appropriate and purposeful.
  • Reporting to the governing board on the effectiveness of this policy.
  • Reviewing this policy on an annual basis.


2.3. The Deputy Headteacher is responsible for:


  • Overseeing the delivery of the subjects.
  • Ensuring the subjects are age-appropriate and high-quality.
  • Ensuring teachers are provided with adequate resources to support teaching of the subjects.
  • Ensuring the school meets its statutory requirements in relation to the relationships, sex and health curriculum.
  • Ensuring the relationships, sex and health curriculum is inclusive and accessible for all pupils.
  • Working with other subject leaders to ensure the relationships, sex and health curriculum complements, but does not duplicate, the content covered in the national curriculum.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the subjects and providing reports to the Headteacher.


2.4. The class teachers are responsible for:

  • Delivering a high-quality and age-appropriate relationships, sex and health curriculum in line with statutory requirements.
  • Using a variety of teaching methods and resources to provide an engaging curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils.
  • Ensuring they do not express personal views or beliefs when delivering the programme.
  • Modelling positive attitudes to Relationships, Sex and Health Education.
  • Responding to any safeguarding concerns in line with the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
  • Acting in accordance with planning, monitoring and assessment requirements for the subjects.
  • Liaising with the Inclusion  Manager  identify and respond to individual needs of pupils with SEND.
  • Working with the Relationships, Sex and Health Education subject leader to evaluate the quality of provision.
  • Staff do not have the right to opt out of teaching RSHE. Staff who have concerns about teaching RSHE are encouraged to discuss this with the Headteacher