Last week’s bulletin had a focus on getting ready for next academic year with an outline of the key systems, procedures and expectations in place for students and parents. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, I would recommend that you do so, and can find it here. The final part of last week’s bulletin was a parent survey for us to take on feedback on how we can work in partnership with parents to continue to improve the school. Please share your thoughts using this link:
Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. For this reason, the DfE have made Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools,
In the Summer 2 term, the school will be delivering the Relationships and Sexual Education (RSE) component of our PSHE curriculum at Avanti Fields. The school has worked closely with the Trust to develop appropriate resources for our RSE lessons and RSE is not about the promotion of sexual activity. You can find our RSE policy on our website.
Next half term, students will cover the curriculum outlined below.
||Healthy Loving Relationships
||FGM & The Law
|Respect & Relationships
||Delaying Sexual Activity
|Friendships & Managing Them
||Relationships & Partners
||Domestic Abuse & Violence
|Pressure & Influence
||Abstinence & Introduction to Contraception
||What are STIs?
||Relationships & Sexual Abuse
This week the school has participated in our annual Challenge Partners review. It is a fantastic opportunity to work collaboratively with other school leaders to identify good practice across the school, confirm our judgements on development priorities and showcase the exceptional work done across the school. The school will receive a report from the review which will be shared with the community once published.
Finally, I want to thank the PTFA for organising a fantastic Mental Health and Wellbeing day at the school last Saturday. There were over 600 visitors to the event, and they even got mentioned in the paper: