RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education)
Our RSE curriculum is informed by the PSHE Association and government guidance on the teaching of RSE. It is age appropriate and covers:
- an understanding of what constitutes a positive and healthy relationship
- an awareness of a variety of types of family structures
- an appreciation that different faith groups and cultures hold a variety of perspectives on relationships and intimacy
- an understanding of the biological aspects of human growth, puberty and reproduction, and maintaining sexual health
- an awareness of the spectrum of sexualities and gender identification
- the ability to recognise and manage emotions within a range of relationships
- an understanding of the concept of consent, sexual harassment and exploitation within relationships
- the risks associated with in person and online relationships
- the link between risk-taking behaviours such as drugs, smoking and alcohol, and the impact that this might have on relationships and sex
- identifying and accessing appropriate advice and support about relationships and health.
Age appropriate Schemes of Work – these are embedded as part of weekly pastoral hour throughout Years 7-11. These units of work explore content and risks associated with these areas and we signpost where students can get support should they need it. Outcomes for these lessons follow PSHE Association learning objectives.