SRE education policy

Sarah Noble made this Freedom of Information request to Colston’s Girls’ School

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From: Sarah Noble

19 June 2013

Dear Colston’s Girls’ School,

I have recently been made aware of your SRE education policy, in
particular, Clause 11.2, which states:

"The Governing Body will not permit the promotion of
homosexuality."

As you may be already aware, this resembles the since-long repealed
Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988. I am unsure how such a
policy comports with the public sector equality duty of an Academy,
and am therefore requesting any documentation related to the
formulation of this policy, and its impact on equalities,
including, if available, the Equality Impact Assessment.

Yours faithfully,

S. Noble

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From: Michelle Towers
Colston’s Girls’ School

24 June 2013

Mr/Ms Noble
I write further to your request and confirm that we are investigating this
and will reply to you shortly.
Regards

Michelle Towers

Executive PA to the Head of School 

Colston's Girls’ School

Cheltenham Road

Bristol

BS6 5RD

Tel: 0117 910 8419

E:  mtowers@[1]colstonsgirls.bristol.sch.uk

 

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From: Michelle Towers
Colston’s Girls’ School

28 June 2013

Dear Mr/Ms Noble
Many thanks for your FOI request concerning our SRE policy.  In light of
this, we have withdrawn and intend to review our policy with immediate
effect and will then publish an updated policy in the near future.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish for any further
information.
Regards
Sent on behalf or Mr Alistair Perry
Head of School

Michelle Towers

Executive PA to the Head of School 

Colston's Girls’ School

Cheltenham Road

Bristol

BS6 5RD

Tel: 0117 910 8419

E:  mtowers@[1]colstonsgirls.bristol.sch.uk

 

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From: Sarah Noble

28 June 2013

Dear Michelle Towers,

Thank you for your message regarding the withdrawal of the policy.
However, this request for information is still outstanding.

Yours sincerely,

S. Noble

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From: Michelle Towers
Colston’s Girls’ School

8 July 2013

Dear S.Noble
 
Please note that the policy that you refer to has been withdrawn and is in
the process of being reviewed and redrafted. As part of this process we
will be considering relevant equality issues and impact. A copy of the
revised policy will be sent to you as soon as it is available.
 
With regard to copies of documentation relating to the formation of the
old policy no such documents exist, therefore they cannot be disclosed.
 
Regards

Michelle Towers

Executive PA to the Head of School 

Colston's Girls’ School

Cheltenham Road

Bristol

BS6 5RD

Tel: 0117 910 8419

E:  mtowers@[1]colstonsgirls.bristol.sch.uk

 

On 28 June 2013 23:49, S. Noble
<[2][FOI #165529 email]> wrote:

Dear Michelle Towers,

Thank you for your message regarding the withdrawal of the policy.
However, this request for information is still outstanding.

Yours sincerely,

S. Noble

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From: Michelle Towers
Colston’s Girls’ School

15 November 2013


Attachment SRE Policy NOBLE.docx
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Attachment Sex Relationships Policy FINAL.docx
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Dear Mr/Ms Noble
Please see the attached letter.
Kind regards

Michelle Towers

Executive PA to the Head of School 

Colston's Girls’ School

Cheltenham Road

Bristol

BS6 5RD

Tel: 0117 910 8419

E:  mtowers@[1]colstonsgirls.bristol.sch.uk

 

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