Relationships and Sex Education
Statement of Intent
“In all schools, when teaching these subjects, the religious background of all pupils must be taken into account when planning teaching, so that the topics that are included in the core content in this guidance are appropriately handled. Schools must ensure they comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010, under which religion or belief are amongst the protected characteristics.” (DfE, 2019)
At Jameah Girls Academy, we understand the importance of educating pupils about sex, relationships and their health, for them to make responsible and well-informed decisions in their lives. The teaching of RSE and health education can help to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. It allows us to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and in the wider society. We have an obligation to provide pupils with high-quality, evidence and age-appropriate teaching of these subjects. Our policy outlines how the school’s RSE and health education curriculum will be organised and delivered, to ensure it meets the needs of all pupils. In this policy the governors and teachers of Jameah Girls Academy, in partnership with pupils and their parents, set out our intentions about relationships and sex education (RSE). We set out our rationale for and approach to relationships and sex education in the school. The school understands that parents’ role in the development of their children’s understanding about relationships and health is vital. The school will work closely with parents when planning and delivering the content of the school’s RSE and health education curriculum.