9th January, 2020

Relationships and Sex Education Policy – Part 2

Year Subject Focus When Taught Duration
7 Science
  • Reproductive organs
  • sexual intercourse
  • fertility treatment
  • periods/ menstrual cycle
  • being pregnant
  • a healthy foetus
  • giving birth
  • growing up/ puberty
Spring term 3 weeks
7 Pastoral time
  • People we can talk to
  • being body conscious
  • puberty
  • sex
  • STDs
  • resisting pressure
First half of spring term 6 weeks
7 RE
  • Our bodies change
  • our feelings change
  • the image of God & sexuality
Last half of summer term 2 weeks
8 Pastoral
  • Family
  • ‘Faith in Families’
Summer term 5-6 weeks
9 Science
  • Revision of year 7 topics for SATS
End Feb 1-2 weeks
9 RE
  • Marriage and commitment
Last half of summer term 2 weeks
10 Pastoral time
  • Catholic teaching on sex
  • resisting pressure for sex
  • what is love?
  • why get married?
  • attitudes to sex
  • waiting for sex
Last half of autumn term 6 weeks
10 Science
  • IVF
  • cloning
  • genetic engineering
Autumn term (on rotation) 4 weeks
11 RE
  • Love
  • marriage
  • Church teaching on dignity of sex
  • pre-marital and extra marital sex
  • contraception
  • divorce
  • STDs/HIV
First half of autumn term 6 weeks
12/13 General RE and pastoral time
  • Sexuality and morality
  • family
on rotation over the year 3 weeks

At the onset of  the programme in Year 7 the Progress Co-ordinator will contact parents and invite them to support us in discussion at home.

The RSE policy and curriculum are under review in the current academic year so that by September 2020 we are in compliance with the statutory guidelines set down by the Department of Education.