We are aware that students are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. It therefore become imperative that students need to know how to be safe and healthy, as well as provide them with tools to help them manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way.
The aim of RSE is to give students the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships. It will empower students to recognise a healthy relationship, a good colleague, a good friend, a successful marriage, civil partnership or any other type of committed relationship. It will also cover contraception, developing intimate relationships and resisting pressure to have sex (and not applying pressure) as well as the principles of the LGBTQ+ community. This will aid students to understand the positive effects that good relationships have on their mental wellbeing, identify when relationships are toxic and understand how such situations can be managed.
In addition to being taught intimate relationships, students will also be taught about family relationships, friendships and other kinds of relationships that are an equally important part of becoming a successful and happy adult.
Teaching of RSE at Studio School & Sixth will enable students:
Parents and Carers will receive a consent form at the start of the academic year as well as during the course of the year, should the need arise as a result of externally delivered Workshops.