All pupils, no matter their SEND condition, have the right to be sexual beings. It is inexcusable for any child to go through important
life changes/stage unprepared. Children with Special Needs are at increased risk of abuse. It is important that we provided quality scaffolding and support to help safeguard them.
Silverwood School recognises the entitlement of all pupils to receive Relationships and Sex Education, which is current, meaningful and relevant. Silverwood School promotes respect for diversity, promoting our pupils as global citizens. We encourage a sense of compassion and understanding of others, and a deep respect for human worth and dignity. We recognise and respect every member of the school community’s ethnicity, cultural and religious values and sexual orientation. The advance of modern technology brings with it issues of safeguarding and the school will needs to address on-line safety in its various forms. This policy forms part of this commitment.
We are aware that parents need to know what their children will be taught at different ages and communicate and involve parents and communities to communicate clearly the nature of the school’s programme on Sex and relationships. We offer support for parents through our family support workers to ensure that they also feel they can have open and honest communication on these topics with their children.
Principles which guide how we ensure inclusive education and adapt learning
More specifically, having regard for the uniqueness and special circumstances, all pupils and students have entitlements:
Our relationships and sex programme form part of the wider PSHE education provision at the school and topics are repeated and re-taught to aid retention of memory and long term understanding.
We have based this SRE curriculum on UNESCO’s |International Technical Guidance on sexuality education, and have adapted this by using documentation from the autism society and Down Syndrome Association with the help of INSIGHTS to ensure that it is relevant for all stage and age ages of our learners at Silverwood School.
RSE For Disabled Pupils And Pupils With SEN Guidance
PSHE RSE Parental Engagement Session
DFE Relationships, Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education
RSE Primary Schools - Guide For Parents