Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

The AMS is leading the development of resources that can used in the classroom to teach RSE, as well as support for leaders in meeting their statutory obligations, all within an Islamic context. 


Below you will find webinars, downloadable resources, FAQs and the option to buy our brand new, bespoke RSE curriculum.




Download our template policy, best practice guidance, governors auditing tool, staff and parental engagement/consultation guidance, long term planning for primary and secondary plus much more



Download our primary and secondary powerpoint presentations to use as part of your consultation, as well as advice for parents and schools

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Buy Now – RSE Curriculum

The RSE curriculum will be released over two stages.

For each phase (primary or secondary), you will receive over 70 lesson plans, providing coverage across every year group, meeting all the RSE criteria identified by the DFE. This is a complete RSE curriculum.

We will also be providing free staff training on how to effectively deliver your RSE curriculum.

Stage one will only include lesson plans to support the delivery of RSE in the upcoming summer term (2021), across all primary and secondary year groups. This will be released on the 5th March 2021.

Stage two will issue the remaining lesson plans, to make up the planning for all terms, across all year groups in primary and secondary. This will be released in June 2021.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Does my child’s school have to tell me before teaching my child the topics in RSE?

The DfE states that Relationships Education has been designed to help children from all backgrounds build positive and safe relationships, and to thrive in modern Britain This means taking into account the religious background of pupils when planning teaching, so that topics are appropriately taught.

How will you teach about different families?

We will hold a parent session where we will share the lesson plans and resources we will use to teach about different types of families before we deliver these lessons.

Why is all this changing?

This previous guidance was outdated and our government felt that it no longer met the needs of pupils in our schools. More has been shared on this in the presentation we delivered to parents as part of our consultation process. Please see our school website.

Do I have a right to withdraw my child from Relationships and Sex Education?

From September 2020 in primary schools, parents can withdraw their child from any aspect of Sex Education other than those which are part of the science Curriculum.  Sex Education is not compulsory in primary schools.


Parents will continue to have a right to request to withdraw their child from sex education delivered as part of RSE in secondary schools (other than those which are part of the Science Curriculum), which, unless there are exceptional circumstances, should be granted up to three terms before their child turns 16. At this point, if the pupil themselves wishes to receive sex education rather than be withdrawn, the school should make arrangements for this to happen in one of the three terms before the child turns 16-the legal age of sexual consent.

Can I withdraw my child from relationship or health education units?

There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education or Health Education in primary or secondary schools.

What resources will you use?

We will be using materials that have been prepared by the Association of Muslim Schools. These have been written to meet statutory guidance, as well as help schools to deliver units according to the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah.

It is against my religion/culture/belief to learn about different families.

Everyone is entitled to their own belief, religion and culture. Schools have a duty to promote the protected characteristics, which include religion and belief but also include different families. In this country, no one protected characteristic is more important than another.


While Islam does not recognise all types of different families, our school teaches that according to English law, families can look different.


As a Muslim school we are not expected to promote different relationships, however, we will teach our children that we expect everyone to be respectful and recognise that families will look different in the society in which they live.


In secondary schools we are expected to cover LGBT content in our RSE teaching and this is expected to include age appropriate and developmentally appropriate teaching about different types of relationships in the context of the law.

Children are too young to learn about some of the units in the statutory guidance. (Primary Schools)

Children are never too young to learn about respect and we will teach this from a young age. We do not teach about sexual or romantic relationships in school. Instead, we will focus on families and people who take care of us but recognise that in the community in which we live, families can and do look different.


Children will learn about puberty at an appropriate time to them so that they are prepared for the changes that they will go through at this time.


We will not be teaching sex education as it is not statutory for primary schools.

What will you teach about gender?

Children will:

• Learn about how boys and girls are different and the same.

• Explore the stereotypes associated with boys and girls.


Teaching about gender identity is not statutory for primary schools.

Is there any guidance for parents from the Government?

Yes, you can access these from the link below: