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Guidance, support and resources to ensure that your PSHE curriculum promotes equality, respect and celebration of difference and diversity, and is accessible to all pupils.

The DfE statutory guidance on Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education 2019 states:

"On teaching Relationships Education and RSE, schools should ensure that the needs of all pupils are appropriately met, and that all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect. Schools must ensure that they comply with the relevant provision of the Equality Act 2010. Under the provisions of the Equality Act , schools must not unlawfully discriminate against pupils because of their age, sex, race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, marriage or civil partnership or sexual orientation. Schools must also make reasonable adjustments to alleviate disadvantage and be mindful of the SEND Code of Practice when planning these subjects.

Schools should consider the make up of their own student body, including gender and age range of their pupils, and consider whether it is appropriate or necessary to put in place additional support for pupils with particular protected characteristics.

An understanding for all pupils of healthy relationships, acceptable behaviour and the right of everyone to equal treatment will help ensure that pupils treat each other well and go on to be respectful and kind adults."

Further guidance is available for schools, in The Equality Act 2010 and schools advice document on the GOV.UK website.

DfE recommended resources to support LGBT content can be found on the Stonewall website.

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