The Academy of
Central Bedfordshire

RSHE

We want all of our learners at The Academy of Central Bedfordshire to grow up healthy, happy, safe, and able to meet the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain. This is a vision we share with the Department for Education. That is why, from September 2020, all secondary age children will be taught an updated subject within the national curriculum called Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE). This subject has been designed to equip our young people with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as preparing them for a successful adult life. The world for all young people looks very different from the way it did twenty years ago when this curriculum was last updated – these changes bring the content into the 21st century, so that it is relevant for all our young people.

Relationships and Sex Education will build on the teaching at primary stages. It aims to give our young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds. The Academy of Central Bedfordshire will cover content on what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like and what makes a good friend, colleague and successful marriage or committed relationship. At the appropriate time, the focus will move to developing intimate relationships, to equip our young people with knowledge they need to make safe, informed and healthy choices as they progress through adult life.

By the end of secondary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • families
  • respectful relationships, including friendships
  • online media
  • being safe
  • intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

Health Education aims to give our young people the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.

By the end of secondary school, pupils will have been taught content on:

  • mental wellbeing
  • internet safety and harms
  • physical health and fitness
  • healthy eating
  • drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • health and prevention
  • basic first aid
  • changing adolescent body

Clear communication will be amongst our key guiding principles. We will be taking an open and transparent approach by involving our parents and other key stakeholders as much as possible.

If you have any questions please look at the RSHE draft guidance from the Department for Education or the RSHE guide for parents 

 

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