As part of our education offer we teach relationships and sex education. You will be asked to give permission for this on the consent form at the beginning of the year.
All our students are different and need to know things at different times in their development. Overall we aim to help all students have some understanding in:
- Personal care and hygiene
- Relationships and sex education
- Appropriate behaviour, including addressing sexualised behaviour
Throughout the the key stages we cover a range of topics to support young people individually after discussions with families or as a group through various stages of their development.
For example: In Key Stage 3 we support our students with the onset of puberty. Including periods, hormones, private and public behaviours.
We have a bespoke Programme of Study which covers a range of topics in order to meet the DfE’s statutory guidance which states that:
“in special schools and for some SEND pupils in mainstream schools there may be a need to tailor content and teaching to meet the specific needs of pupils at different developmental stages”.