Relationships and Sex (RSE) and Health Education
Stanborough School recognises the challenges faced by young people growing up in an ever changing and sometimes confusing world.
Whilst the school delivers an academic curriculum that equips our young people who leave the school with the qualifications and knowledge they need to be successful in life. We also recognise that our students face a number of other challenges as they grow up and that school plays a very important role, along with parents, to help students deal with a variety of issues connected to relationships, sex and their physical and mental health.
The RSE curriculum is delivered in a number of ways. Students in different year groups may have ‘stand-alone’ days or events dealing with a specific topic or issue. Life skills sessions are mainly delivered by tutors. These sessions will deal with a range of different issues depending on the age and needs of the students at that time. This could include settling in at school and making friends in Year 7 to coping with exam stress in Year 11. Many topics are delivered a number of times throughout a student’s time at school to reflect the different pressures they face and questions they have, at key points in their life.
We are also very proud that curriculum areas also deliver a large amount of the RSE curriculum. Learning about and discussing these issues in a number of different lessons, with subject specialist teachers, helps students gain both an important perspective and context of the issues concerned. IT & Computing, Science and Culture, Society and Ethics are the main contributors to this. We are pleased however that every curriculum area from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5 makes their own contribution to the RSE curriculum.
The document at the bottom of this page will outline where the RSE curriculum is covered across the school. If you are interested, there is also a policy covering this part of the curriculum in the policies section of the website.
Any questions about this area of the curriculum should be directed to Mr Braybrook, Deputy Headteacher – firstname.lastname@example.org.