Relationship and Sex Education Curriculum
George Spencer Academy believes that Relationship and Sex Education [RSE] makes an essential contribution to every student’s health, well-being and preparation for adult life in society. As an ethos driven school, we recognise that RSE is essential for all young people, irrespective of gender, ethnicity or ability, for their physical, sexual, moral and emotional development.
RSE is an embedded part of the Personal Development curriculum that is delivered across all year groups from Y7-13. It covers a broad range of topics including sex, sexuality and sexual health. It does not promote sexual activity or any particular sexual orientation or gender identity. Our RSE curriculum is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. RSE involves a combination of acquiring knowledge and information, sharing information, developing skills, and exploring issues, beliefs, attitudes and values. It is essential that young people develop the skills to enable them to take control over their own sexual health and become responsible citizens who make well-informed decisions about their lives.
The aims of our RSE curriculum are to;
- provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
- develop understanding of key issues linked to relationships and sexual development
- create a positive culture, promoting acceptance and tolerance around issues of sexuality and relationships
- prepare pupils for puberty and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
- help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- support students being physically, socially, emotionally safe and healthy encompassed within the core values that underpin our ethos of excellence.
Our RSE policy can be found by clicking here.
Our Personal Development Curriculum Map can be found by clicking here.