SRE

Holly Charles made this Freedom of Information request to Beckford Primary School, London

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Dear Beckford Primary School, London,

Given the current climate, I believe it is in the public interest for schools to disclose the following in response to my request for information. Please treat theis as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I d not consider that this request exceeds the Section 12 cost limit.

I would like to know:-

1. The total number of pupils on the school roll and this number broken down by

a. religious affiliation
b. ethnicity
c. first language/mother tongue
d. gender

Where numbers are small I draw your attention to Information Commissioner guidance as to where data can be presented anonymously or in a way that does not identfy individuals

Information about your SRE policy

2. Please highlight when it was last reviewed indicating What that review process consisted of?

3. What is taught in SRE in your school?

4. At what age do you start teaching SRE?

5. Please provide a list of what resources/materials are used.

6. Please supply a list of external individuals and/or organisations involved in SRE delivery of any kind?

SRE Consultation

7. Who did you consult when writing your SRE policy and deciding on which resources to use? Please indicate: Parents (other than parent governors), governors, religious organisations, LA, other stakeholders.

8. Please list the names of any other organisations involved in providing advice on your SRE policy and/or resources.

9. If you consulted parents other than parent governors, please outline how you conducted the consultation process.

10. If you have held a consultation event for parents, how many parents attended? Please supply a copy of the invitation letter and any notes/documents given to parents at the event.

11. Please supply any notes or other documents resulting from your consultation with parents.

12. Do you inform parents before an SRE programme starts? Please supply, letter, email or school newsletter containing this information.

13. How much notice do you give to parents?

14. Do you inform parents of the dates and approximate times (i.e. morning or afternoon) when SRE lessons will be delivered?

15. Do you hold an information meeting for parents prior to delivering the programme? Please supply the latest letter inviting parents to an SRE information meeting.

16. Do you show parents any DVDs or worksheets of the sexual information to be delivered during the lessons?

17. Approximately how much time do you spend during the meeting on this aspect of the programme?

18. Do you inform parents that they are legally entitled to withdraw their children from SRE lessons? If so, how do you communicate this?

19. Do you tell parents that SRE is a non-statutory part of the curriculum? If so, how do you communicate this?

20. What provision do you make for children who are withdrawn while the SRE lessons are being delivered?

21. Do you have an SRE withdrawal policy for parents? If you do, please supply a copy.

22. How do you notify parents before the start of SRE delivery?

23. How do you send letters to the parents notifying them about SRE?

24. How many children were withdrawn from SRE classes during the last two academic years?
(a) September 2013 – July 2014
(b) September 2014 – July 2015

Yours faithfully,

Holly Charles

Paul Dougan, Beckford Primary School, London

Dear Holly,

 

Thank you for your request for information. The Freedom of Information act
2000 allows 20 school days for us to respond.

Day one of the timescale for response commences on the next school day
following the date of receipt as per Section 10(1). Also, Regulation
3(2)(a) of The Freedom of Information (Time for Compliance with Request)
Regulations 2004, makes provision to disregard from the timescale, any
working day which is not a school day.

Whilst we will endeavour to respond as soon as practicable, we will aim to
provide our response by 28^th September 2015, that being the twentieth
school day.

 

Yours

 

Paul Dougan
School Business Manager

 

________________________________________
From: Holly Charles <[1][FOI #288783 email]>
Sent: 28 August 2015 07:31
To: Admin at Beckford Primary School
Subject: Freedom of Information request - SRE

Dear Beckford Primary School, London,

Given the current climate, I believe it is in the public interest for
schools to disclose the following in response to my request for
information. Please treat theis as a request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I d not consider that this request exceeds the
Section 12 cost limit.

I would like to know:-

1. The total number of pupils on the school roll and this number broken
down by

a. religious affiliation
b. ethnicity
c. first language/mother tongue
d. gender

Where numbers are small I draw your attention to Information Commissioner
guidance as to where data can be presented anonymously or in a way that
does not identfy individuals

Information about your SRE policy

2. Please highlight when it was last reviewed indicating What that review
process consisted of?

3. What is taught in SRE in your school?

4. At what age do you start teaching SRE?

5. Please provide a list of what resources/materials are used.

6. Please supply a list of external individuals and/or organisations
involved in SRE delivery of any kind?

SRE Consultation

7. Who did you consult when writing your SRE policy and deciding on which
resources to use?  Please indicate: Parents (other than parent governors),
governors, religious organisations, LA, other stakeholders.

8. Please list the names of any other organisations involved in providing
advice on your SRE policy and/or resources.

9. If you consulted parents other than parent governors, please outline
how you conducted the consultation process.

10. If you have held a consultation event for parents, how many parents
attended?  Please supply a copy of the invitation letter and any
notes/documents given to parents at the event.

11. Please supply any notes or other documents resulting from your
consultation with parents.

12. Do you inform parents before an SRE programme starts? Please supply,
letter, email or school newsletter containing this information.

13. How much notice do you give to parents?

14. Do you inform parents of the dates and approximate times (i.e. morning
or afternoon) when SRE lessons will be delivered?

15. Do you hold an information meeting for parents prior to delivering the
programme?  Please supply the latest letter inviting parents to an SRE
information meeting.

16. Do you show parents any DVDs or worksheets of the sexual information
to be delivered during the lessons?

17. Approximately how much time do you spend during the meeting on this
aspect of the programme?

18. Do you inform parents that they are legally entitled to withdraw their
children from SRE lessons? If so, how do you communicate this?

19. Do you tell parents that SRE is a non-statutory part of the
curriculum? If so, how do you communicate this?

20. What provision do you make for children who are withdrawn while the
SRE lessons are being delivered?

21. Do you have an SRE withdrawal policy for parents?  If you do, please
supply a copy.

22. How do you notify parents before the start of SRE delivery?

23. How do you send letters to the parents notifying them about SRE?

24. How many children were withdrawn from SRE classes during the last two
academic years?
(a) September 2013 - July 2014
(b) September 2014 - July 2015

Yours faithfully,

Holly Charles

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Paul Dougan, Beckford Primary School, London

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Dear Holly

 

Please find attached our responses and documentation regarding your recent
FOI request.

 

 

Regards

 

Paul Dougan

School Business Manager

Beckford Primary School

Dornfell Street

London NW6 1QL

Tel: 0207 435 8646
Fax: 0207 435 8739