Comprehensive relationships and sex education protect the integrity of students through supporting their learning with factual knowledge while providing them with opportunities to develop critical thinking and healthy decision-making skills
When comprehensive relationships and sex education is under development professional outside expertise is needed to supplement or strengthen existing provision.
Learning needs of students are established to provide a foundation on which a learning programme can be tailored to the individual setting and the year groups within. Teaching Lifeskills utilise experiential, interactive and age appropriate teaching methods to fully engage individuals and groups in the learning process. Sessions are stimulating and inclusive and provide a safe and supportive learning environment in which students respect their own values and those of others. Assessment for and of learning is based on continuous evaluation and monitoring through self- and peer assessment.
Assembly address, sessions and workshops are delivered to key stage 1-4 (age 7 to 16+).
A paradigm shift in the objectives of the subject over the last decades from a health outcome alone towards a rights perspective, means that the subject includes a range of topics such as:
Correct terminology for sexual anatomy.
Diverse expressions of sexuality and identity - LGBTQ.
Impact of social media.
Healthy and unhealthy relationships - on and offline.
Contraception and STIs.
The impact of pornography on sexuality and relationships.