Year 10 Personal Development Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

As a part of your child’s education at Monkton Wood Academy, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme within their Personal Development lessons. Teaching Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education is our legal duty, and the government provides guidance which we must comply with. Personal Development is the curriculum subject that gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.

I am writing to let you know that, during this term, your child’s class will be taking part in lessons which will focus on the relationships and sex education (RSE) aspect of this programme. Year 10 RSE lessons will include teaching about healthy relationships, including:
Pleasure and Delaying Sexual Activity
This lesson will look at what people can do to delay sexual activity.
Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
This lesson will look at what the legality of FGM and how we can campaign against it.
This lesson will look at the legal, social and emotional consequences of sending sexts.
Online Pornography (myths vs reality)
This lesson will look at what is and is not legal with regard to pornography.
Pornography and its Impact on Society
This lesson will look at how pornography can have a negative impact on society.
Unhealthy Relationships, Abuse and Rape
This lesson will look at exploring the laws regarding rape and sexual assault.
Sexualisation of the Media
This lesson will look at the impact of sexualising of the media is having on teenagers.
All Personal Development teaching takes place in a safe learning environment and is underpinned by our school ethos and values. We work together to raise awareness and respect all viewpoints. As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents. If you would like to find out more or discuss any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Wood
Head of Personal Development
Monkton Wood Academy
[email protected]

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