Personal Development: Key Stage 3
Our curriculum is flexible to the needs of students, based on the findings of Cambridgeshire Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey, and more current safeguarding needs. We are aware that students in this key stage need to consider their health and wellbeing, the importance of supportive relationships, their rights and responsibilities as effective citizens, and how to make budgetary and career decisions. SMSC and British Values are reflected in all lessons. LGBTQI+ issues also figure significantly.
Year 7 has a focus on building resilience, how to form and manage strong relationships, primarily with their friends and they are armed with the skills to address bullying. Students have First aid training too.
In Year 8, students focus on being aware of online risks, what democracy is, workplace skills plus the importance of hygiene and emotional and physical self-awareness.
Year 9 students concentrate on budgeting and prejudice, organ donations, addiction and mental health and where they can go for support.
Specialist speakers are invited into school to ensure that certain topics are addressed in a sensitive and age-appropriate way – e.g. drug awareness and sexual health education.
Key events this year:
- Visits by MAGPAS, emergency services, teaching student’s CPR, defibrillation and how to ring 999 in an emergency over the next year.
- Epic Risk Management, delivering assemblies on the risks of online gambling, gambling, gaming and how destructive this can be to our lives.
- AlterEgo Creative Resources theatre group showing the students Chelsea’s Story. This highlights the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation and how young people are groomed by adults.
Key Documents for RSE- General
Young People, Relationships and Sex – The New Norms https://www.ippr.org/files/publications/pdf/young-people-sex-relationships_Aug2014.pdf
Shhh….No Talking – LGBTQ Inclusive RSE in the UK http://www.tht.org.uk/~/media/Files/Campaign/SRE%20Report%202016%20final.pdf
Key Links for Healthy Relationships
DoSRE you can download some PowerPoints to help discuss issues around relationships with your child -http://www.dosreforschools.com/resources-for-teachers/in-the-classroom-lesson-guidance/
Teachers Guide to Teenage Relationship Abuse also useful for parents to help to spot the signs of relationship abuse in your child. http://www.actonitnow.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Teen-Abuse-Teachers-Guide.pdf
Key Links for Consent
Disrespect Nobody Campaign – Section on Consent- there are lots more https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/consent/what-is-consent/
Key Links for Media and Peer Influence
Ditch the Label https://www.facebook.com/DitchtheLabel/videos/10154097367221008/
Disrespect Nobody Campaign https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/porn/what-is-porn/
Positive Body Image – Pamphlet http://www.girlmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Positive-Body-Image-Pamphlet.pdf
Key Links for Sexuality
Explore Dream Discover http://www.sexualhealthsheffield.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Explore-Dream-Discover.pdf
Coming out support https://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/coming-out/coming-out-advice-and-guidance-parents
Key Links for Gender
Gendered Intelligence http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/
Key Links for Sexual Harassment, Assault, Exploitation and Abuse
Thinkuknow Toolkit https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Disrespect Nobody Campaign https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/relationship-abuse/what-is-relationship-abuse/
CEOP –Exploited https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/exploited/
Article on Emotional abuse for YP http://www.themix.org.uk/crime-and-safety/victims-of-crime/how-to-recognise-emotional-abuse-in-relationships-24254.html
Key Links for Protecting Myself (for student)
Disrespect Nobody Campaign https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/sexting/what-is-sexting/
Brook - Condom Handout https://www.brook.org.uk/topics/contraception/
Cambs C-Card Scheme http://ccardcambs.com/
Digital Romance Report https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/globalassets/profesional/resources/digital-romance/dr_report_final-1.pdf
BBC Bitesize Drama about STIs and Safer Sex https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zfpwmp3