Cross-cutting themes for designing your curriculum
Read more about RSE curriculum guidance design.
The Curriculum for Wales
Relationships and Sexuality
Information within this document is produced as guidance for: this guidance is statutory for the following:
the head teacher of a maintained school or a
maintained nursery school, the governing body of a maintained school or a
maintained nursery school, a provider of funded non-maintained nursery
education, the teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit, the management committee for a pupil referral unit, a person who provides teaching and learning for a, child, otherwise than at a maintained school,
maintained nursery school or pupil referral unit
(EOTAS), a local authority in Wales
The document below is an information guide that we have put together for you. Titled Curriculum 2022 - What You Need To Know About RSE/CSE.
BEWARE, the content is not suitable for children under the age of 16.
Curriculum 2022 - What You Need To Know About RSE/CSE
RSE, Relationships & Sexuality Education is a new mandatory element of the curriculum. RSE will be taught to every child from age three.
There is NO PARENTAL OPT-OUT
Here you will find a number of official documents from organisations such as the WHO, Welsh Government, UNESCO and Wavehill. There are also links to the websites of Judith Reisman and Miriam Grossman for further reading and research into this topic. You will also find the global report produced by The Institute for Research & Evaluation - Stan E. Weed.
The Sexuality Education in Europe and Central Asia (2017)
Page 8 explains the framework adopted by the whole of the UK. Page 174 discuss studies carried out in England which apply to the whole of the UK.
WHO (World Health Organisation) Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe
A framework for policy makers, educational and health authority specialists (2010). This document promotes Comprehensive Sexuality Education from birth. Please read the matrix carefully (page 40). This is important because this is the document all 4 UK governments agreed to, as indicated above.
The Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021. According to this Act RSE is a mandatory subject from age 3-16 with no parental opt out. It states Ministers do not have to consult parents if they do not believe it is necessary. This type of legislation is usually the end of the road, if your country do not have it now they soon will.
Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Children
One of the main features of Comprehensive Sexuality Education is sexual rights. Th Welsh Government removed this information from our petition. Here in Wales Children's Rights override parental rights, children are encouraged to exercise rights over parents, this will include the sexual and reproductive rights as referenced in UNESCO (2018). Scotland are currently pushing these rights in their schools.
UNESCO co-construct the RSE code in Wales. This document has no relevance to Wales or the rest of the UK. This promotes Sexual Rights as part of a comprehensive sexuality education. The Kinsey Institute is executive advisors and researchers for UNESCO.