Delivery Of Relationship And Sex Education To Year 9

Ref: CLY/LP/EAJ

6 September 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian

RE: Delivery of Relationship and Sex Education to Year 9

As part of our Year 9 Personal and Social Education programme we intend to deliver a series of sessions on Relationship and Sex Education. The lessons will take place during Citizenship lessons. These lessons follow government guidelines and the topics included in this programme are:

  • changes and development in the body/physiology
  • emotional development
  • puberty
  • friendship
  • dating
  • gender roles
  • sexual aspects of culture/religion
  • sexual relationships and personal decisions
  • marriage, commitments, the family
  • loving, caring, tolerance and restraint
  • making and breaking relationships
  • assertiveness in relationships
  • conception
  • childbirth
  • contraception
  • abortion
  • STDs
  • HIV/AIDS
  • sexting
  • issues surrounding pornography

These topics will be dealt with in terms of choices, options and responsibilities. The lessons will be delivered in a sensitive manner in the context of the family, and a loving caring relationship.

For your child to participate in lessons the Academy must receive a signed copy of the reply slip below or a written note stating your child has permission to take part in these lessons, please return to Miss L Patrick as soon as possible.

Yours faithfully

Miss L Patrick
Curriculum Leader of Citizenship

Mrs C Yates
Vice Principal

RELATIONSHIP AND SEX EDUCATION REPLY SLIP TO BE RETURNED TO MISS L PATRICK

I do/do not give permission for my child to attend relationship and sex education (please delete as appropriate).

Name of Student: ......................................................

House Tutor Group: ......................................................

Signed: ............................................ (Parent/Carer)

Date: .........................

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