Sandside Lodge School is dedicated to ensuring our students become valued and thriving members of their local community.
Teaching pupils the skills and giving them the tools to navigate safely through; and adapt to changes in their lives.
Relationship, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) is a key learning thread that is clear in the day to day life of our school, where teaching and learning opportunities frequently arise in real life contexts.
From our students’ first day; we encourage them to form positive relationships with both peers and staff.
We engage students to make healthy decisions regarding their health and feel comfortable to ask for help as and when they need it.
Students learn about Relationships, Health and Sex Education at their level of understanding to equip and support them into their future.
This curriculum area underpins much of students’ lives as they form relationships every day and monitor their health on a daily basis, as well as the changes their bodies go through as they get older.
RHSE lessons complement, and do not duplicate, content covered in national curriculum subjects such as citizenship, science, computing and PE.
We understand the world is a complex place, including that of the digital world, we endeavour to make our students aware of the risks and dangers that come with becoming independent.
In our RHSE curriculum we want to empower our students with the skills to manage risks and to know who they can go to for help, including all aspects of being a young person and the challenges they may face.
The RHSE curriculum is an up to date and relevant area of teaching and learning that covers topics our students will relate to and will need knowledge of to have a deeper understanding of themselves, their peers and in-depth understanding of the wider world.
We equip our students with the correct information and terminology in all areas of education is important and part of keeping our young people safe.
Please note: Clear information can be provided for parents on the subject content and the right to request that their child (ren) is withdrawn from Sex Education are responded to and; alternative arrangements made, so long as it does not incur any additional cost to the school or the local authority.
We want our students to:
- Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
- appreciate different ways of life
- know about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities.
- know different individuals and communities live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all.
By offering a broad and inclusive RE and RHSE curriculum, with an emphasis throughout the school on life skills, our students develop the understanding and knowledge that they need to enable them to live as independently as possible.
Our students will have the understanding and tools to leave Sandside Lodge School ready to become valuable members of their local community.
We use other tools such as SoSAFE! to ensure that our students understand consent and will work with individual students on their own People and Relationship Books where this is appropriate.