Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Relationships, Sex, and Health Education is an important part of the curriculum at Chiltern Academy. The Government recently released new statutory guidance for schools to begin teaching from September 2020. The guidance, which details what schools are expected to teach, and what children should learn before they leave secondary school can be found here.
There is also a quick, handy guide for parents, detailing the key facts about RSE at secondary school, which can be found here.
As a school we are committed to delivering this curriculum in line with this new statutory guidance, whilst also ensuring that we work positively with our families and community so that we deliver it with transparency, with integrity, and in a way that is academically rigorous in line with the rest of our curriculum. The school policy for RSE can be found here.
Initial Information Video
As a school we were due to have an information evening about the RSE curriculum and next steps in March 2020. Unfortunately the COVID-19 school closures meant we were unable to host this evening.
In May 2020 we sent out this letter video below to all of our parents giving key information about the RSE curriculum, our plans to work with families on developing it, and our overarching ethos in how we will approach it. For an overview of this information, please watch this video:
Parent Consultation and Working Party
Following on from our initial information video, we established a working party plan and prepare our curriculum and how we would deliver it. This was hugely important for us as a school and means that Chiltern Academy parents have worked with us on this important aspect of their child’s education.
The working party was made up of six parents, the Deputy Headteacher, an Assistant Headteacher and the Head of Humanities. The working party met on the 22nd June, 29th June, and on the 13th July via a series of Zoom calls. The key aims of the sessions were to review the school policy, and get parental input into when and how content will be delivered. The sessions were extremely positive and the notes detailing the key discussions and agreements can be found here:
The parent working party spent time looking over draft lesson plans and resources that could be used to teach the children. Parents in the working party gave excellent input and feedback which led to the school adapting the lessons. A sample of agreed lesson resources can be found below:
The Relationships and Sex Education curricular sits in the wider Personal, Social, Health and Economic curriculum that the school teaches to all children. If you would like to see the overview of what is taught in PSHE then please get in contact with the school.
Parent comments or questions
If parents have any comments or questions about the Relationships, Sex and Education curriculum at the school, then please contact our Deputy Headteacher: firstname.lastname@example.org