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Petition – LBTH Unfair RSHE Consultations and Inappropriate Content

Parents have started a petition against the blatant injustices parents in Tower Hamlets have been facing regarding RSE. Can everyone please sign and share with your networks if you have suffered at the hands of LBTH Council or your School. We will not let our parental rights be trampled over and we will not give […]

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Legal Opinion Concludes that Local Authority Advice on Relationship and Sex Education to School’s has “No Legal Standing”

10th April 2021, London London – A public meeting attended by more than 1,500 people yesterday heard that advice provided to schools on Relationship and Sex Education has “no legal standing and should not be considered as guidance”[1]. The legal opinion prepared by Queens Counsel was obtained by a coalition of organisations from Tower Hamlets[2] […]

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PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING RSE

LBTH are pushing an RSE Policy that is highly divisive and beyond what is required by law. It does not reflect the beliefs and values of the majority of parents whose children are attending schools in Tower Hamlets. Join this very important public meeting to hear from Barristers about what exactly is required by law […]

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The naming of Sexual Body parts is not part of RSE or Science Curriculum

LBTH and Schools in Tower Hamlets are pushing for the teaching of the names of the sexual body parts (Penis, Vagina, Nipple, Breast, Anus, Vulva) from Year 1 (Age 5) under the guise of Safeguarding.The teaching of these names is not a requirement in RSE and Schools are pushing for it to be included in […]

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Legal Opinion obtained regarding LBTH RSE Policy

After growing concerns regarding RSE in Tower Hamlets. THPA alongside a coalition of organisations came together to seek a Legal Opinion on LBTH’s Policy. The Coalition sought the Legal Opinion from a Queen’s Counsel (Silk), and in the below document you can see what the key points of the Legal Opinion stated. In addition to […]

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Following LBTH RSE Guidance is not legally required

Numerous parents have been raising concerns about RSE in Primary Schools. The key areas of concern are around the guidance given by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to Schools which strongly recommends non-statutory elements of RSE to be statutory. Primary Schools must follow the DfE guidance that is Law! Schools are not required to […]

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Email to send to Headteachers

As September 2020 is fast approaching and schools reopening for the new academic year, parents need to start actively engaging with the schools to bring RSE back on the agenda. Therefore we would request all parents to email your headteachers before your school reopens enquiring about the status of RSE in your school. We have […]

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RSE UPDATE

Dear Parents, While the lockdown is easing and schools opening to certain year group’s some schools have started engagement with parents about the implementation of RSE from September 2020. However we have seen a lot of schools send out surveys as part of the consultation process, some of which are not real meaningful consultations. Therefore […]

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A new resource to teach safeguarding

A new book has been published which addresses the topic of safeguarding (abuse) in a sensitive and age-appropriate way. The book is called ‘I have a rhyme, My Body is Mine’ and it is an educational resource that both schools and parents can use to cover safeguarding in a friendly yet sensitive and appropriate way. […]

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Email sent to the Local Authority

A follow-up email was sent to Tower Hamlets Council on Thursday 19th March after THPA met with Cllr Danny Hassell and Kate Smith the week before (Thursday 12th March). This email became even more necessary after several reports of school headteachers stating they will be following the Local Authority policy on RSE and that schools […]