Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Letter to Parents

RSE Policy link

The government have released new guidelines for the teaching of relationships and sex education (RSE) in secondary schools (hyperlink below). The topics chosen for Meden students are all age appropriate for the different year groups and is delivered via Personal Development and our curriculum for life

For example, in Year 7, the RSE topics are good communication, emotions and growing up as well as developing an understanding of what cyber bullying, sexting and online grooming is.

In Year 10 and 11, there is more focus on healthy and unhealthy relationships, as well as how the media portray relationships and the impact this can have on our own relationships. Furthermore, students will also study LGBTQ issues, STIs and contraception during Year 10.

Click here for DfE's RSE Statutory guidance

The aim with the new RSE topics is to develop students understanding around relationships and the benefits of healthy and happy relationships to their mental health and well-being, as well as being able to spot the signs of unhealthy relationships and how to avoid them.’ (Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Statutory guidance for governing bodies, proprietors, head teachers, principals, senior leadership teams, teachers.)

Parents do have the right to withdraw their child from all or some of the RSE lessons. Parents, in the first instance, should contact Miss Hickinbotham to arrange a meeting to discuss the withdrawal of their child from RSE lessons.

July 2024


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