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

04/11/19

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."

We know that parents have a wide variety of opinions, many of which are strongly held, on the topics of RSE and RE. That's why we'd love to hear from you. We've created a survey for you, so that we can respond to the government and present them with parent voice on an issue that we know is very important to many parents. 

See our survey below, which will take you no longer than ten minutes to complete. Most of the questions are multi-choice, but there are optional chances to provide us with specific feedback if you wish to share your ideas.

You can find out more about the consultation, or respond to it directly, on the government website

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