Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
All pupils at Hazel Oak have lessons on RSE throughout the year, including gender specific sessions.
RSE Parent Meetings
Before delivery of any sessions relating to body changes, sexuality and relationships take place we hold several Parents Meetings where resources that we will use with your child will be made available and you can discuss ways that you can support your child further at home.
Younger children are taught through the EYFS Curriculum and the Early Learning Goals:
- Self-confidence & Self Awareness
- Managing Feelings & Behaviour
- Making Relationships.
KS1 & KS2 pupils follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme which covers all areas of relationships and sex education and follows the PSHE Association Guidance, in an age specific and appropriate manner.
Relationships : Understanding friendship, family and other relationships, conflict resolution and communication skills.
Changing Me: Sex and relationships education in the context of coping positively with change.
In addition, we deliver sessions relevant to our pupils needs and understanding, over a term, delivered by class teachers. These sessions are planned with an understanding of our pupils’ additional needs and use age appropriate resources.
Areas taught include: Public & Private, Consent, The Pants Rule, Personal Hygiene, Life-Cycles and Growing Up.
KS3 pupils are taught using the resources available form Jigsaw PSHE.
In addition, Upper School (KS3 & 4) are taught more specific sessions, planned by Hazel Oak staff, to ensure each pupil is taught about the issues in a manner that is appropriate to their understanding and learning needs. We divide pupils into gender and social understanding/comprehension groups. The content of these sessions is based on the PSHE Association Guidance and resources aimed specifically at young people with additional needs.
Sessions are delivered by class teachers of the same gender.
Upper School Pupils participate in three 45minutes sessions about the subjects outlined:
Public and Private:
· Parts of the body
· Body changes
· Feelings and emotional changes
· Where to find help
Additional Learning & Support
Upper School pupils attend gender specific session led by the Community Disability Nurse Team.
Loudmouth Theatre Company visit and perform a play about Body Changes, Puberty and Transition.
Hazel Oak Well-being Team (HOW) are available for support and interventions.