The Health Education programme in the school is taught by specialists through subject areas in an integrated approach. For example, issues related to personal hygiene and health are explored in the Year 7 Personal Development programme. This course also includes awareness of drugs, alcohol and tobacco abuse. These topics are reinforced in other subjects such as Drama in year 8 and 9, with an emphasis being placed on reflecting on the possible future consequences of a particular action, and the factors which may influence personal decision making.
Following publication of Circular 5/94, and guidelines published in 2000, the Governors of Ousedale School have confirmed that Sex and Relationships Education will continue to be offered to all students. The current policy is available on the website in the Policies Section.
Our aims, set within a strong moral and values framework, are as follows:-
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from those parts of Sex Education not required by the National Curriculum. Should you wish to make this choice you should contact Mrs Carbert, Headteacher. Any changes to this provision of Sex Education will only be made if approved by the Governing Body.