Parents in Wales have your say on removing parents' right to withdraw


You will be aware that the government is overhauling the school curriculum, and the new Curriculum for Wales launches in 2022. 

As part of the changing curriculum, the government is asking for feedback on the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Religious Education (RE). You may be impacted by these changes, because the government is proposing to remove the long-standing parental right to withdraw their child from RSE and/or RE classes in schools if they wish to do so. 

The government explains: "Our proposal is that parents/carers should not be able to prevent their child from having RE or RSE lessons. This will be rolled out from September 2022, for all primary age learners and learners in Year 7 in secondary school (with additional year groups being added each year)." This is to, "ensure access to the full curriculum for all learners."

Please note: our survey closed on Monday 18th November. We are grateful to every parent who took the time to give feedback, and we are currently going through your answers to inform our  response to government. 

If you missed your chance to have your say on this important issue, you can still respond directly to government by answering their consultation, which closes on 28th November 2019. 

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