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Curriculum & sexual harassment: Ofsted updates its inspection handbook

Recent updates to the School Inspection Handbook have extended the transition period for curriculum requirements and also reminded schools that RSHE must “specifically address" sexual harassment, online abuse and sexual violence

Ofsted has extended the transition deadline by which schools must ensure that their curriculum provision is completely aligned with the Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

It has also reminded schools that relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) must “specifically address sexual harassment, online abuse and sexual violence” amid recent reports about sporadic and poor provision in schools, especially relating to education about healthy relationships.


Curriculum transition

The transitional arrangements have been extended a number of times due to the on-going disruption of Covid-19, including significant student and staff absence.

Schools now have until September 2022 to ensure they are meeting the requirements of the EIF, not least with regards to the “intent, implementation and impact” of curriculum.

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