Wider opening is an important step to ensuring that more children get back to school and, in turn, their parents can return to work. Director of Public Health, Greg Fell explains the decision.
Introduction of relationships and health education in schools
Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills at Sheffield City Council, said: “We understand that the introduction of the Department for Education’s relationships and health curriculum may be concerning to some parents. It’s important that children are aware of topics such as LGBT rights and cyber safety and we are supportive of this education in our schools. This part of the curriculum, which will be tailored at an age appropriate level, helps children to understand diversity and stay safe.”
Stephen Betts, Chief Executive at Learn Sheffield, said: “Schools will continue to work closely with their communities as they develop their age-appropriate curriculum in line with the new guidance and parents will retain their right to withdraw their child up to the age of fifteen. As a partnership of Sheffield schools we will also work closely together to ensure that our provision meets the high standards that we would all expect.”
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