PSHE/RSE Personal Development
From September 2020 ALL secondary schools in England will be required to teach young people about Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). In developing our PSHE curriculum, Sidmouth College has consulted with parents through holding parent forums and informing parents when SRE is taking place during PSHE lessons and on Impact Days. We have also consulted with the student body and local health and community services. The new guidance also includes a change to parents right to withdraw young people from RSE, please see more here:
At Sidmouth College we have developed our PSHE curriculum to make sure that we meet these requirements and that this curriculum is suited to the needs of the young people in our community. We believe that our high quality Relationships and Sex Education will stay with our pupils for life. RSE is not about encouraging teenagers to become sexually active nor is it about promoting any particular lifestyle or relationship choice. RSE is about providing pupils with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make safe, healthy and informed relationship choices as young people and in the future as adults. We believe in empowering our pupils to understand their bodies, to reflect on their relationship values and to be able to openly discuss relationships and sex. We believe that this approach will reduce the risk of unhealthy and abusive relationships.
At Sidmouth College our RSE program will:
- Be age appropriate and differentiated to the needs of ALL pupils
- Present information in an objective, balanced and sensitive manner
- Encourage the development of social skills and strategies, which will reduce the risk of exploitation, misunderstanding and abuse.
Our college Sex and Relationship Education policy can be read here.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our PSHE Lead: Mrs Whitworth firstname.lastname@example.org