Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) gives students the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships. It helps them know what a healthy relationship looks like and what makes a good friend, a good colleague and a successful committed relationship.
Sex education is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Learning will include facts about reproductive health, strategies for identifying and managing sexual pressure including understanding peer pressure, resisting pressure and not pressuring others.
Learning focuses on understanding:
- Some of the social changes at puberty
- the notion of privacy and appropriate public behaviour
- changes at puberty
- each student’s own growth and changes at puberty and offering reassurance.
Parents/carers are notified in writing prior to RSE lessons and invited to parent sessions where the exact nature of the curriculum is discussed and resources shared so they can be used at home.
We regularly work with Image in Action. You can find out more about them here: http://www.imageinaction.org
Parents and carers have the right to withdraw students and this should be discussed with the Headteacher in the first instance.
Read our policy here to find out more information about RSE at Spa.