Engaging parents and governors

Practical advice for engaging with parents and governors on PSHE, including statutory requirements.

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PSHE education should be a partnership between parents and schools.

It’s also key to have governors on board with what you’re doing. Our handy guides will help you to communicate with parents and governors about the subject’s content, and value.

Engage with parents about Relationships Education/RSE

Use our guides to communicate with parents about statutory Relationships Education (KS1-2) and Relationships and Sex Education (KS3-4). We include practical advice — including a template letter and parent workshop plan — on how to explain the statutory requirements and right of withdrawal from sex education.


Engaging with parents about Relationships Education (primary)

Engaging with parents about Relationships and Sex Education (secondary)

Engage with governing boards to support and influence PSHE education

This guidance – written in partnership with the National Governance Association – highlights the crucial link between PSHE education and safeguarding, health and wellbeing in schools. We also give best practice advice for meeting statutory RSHE requirements and outline the importance of a supportive governing board. 


Guidance for governing boards


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Check out our advice and guidance on how to engage pupils and staff in the curriculum and implement statutory changes effectively.