Relationships and Sex Education Curriculum

Teaching sensitively and inclusively with respect and acknowledgment of diverse backgrounds and beliefs

The Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Curriculum, in line with Government guidelines, is universally accessible and delivered to students in an age and developmentally appropriate way. It is taught sensitively and inclusively, with respect and acknowledgment of the backgrounds and beliefs of our students and parents. The curriculum provides our students with a sound knowledge of the law; particularly around key issues such as consent and sharing of indecent images. The lessons have been designed with diversity and inclusion at the centre, ensuring that all lessons incorporate and reflect the nine protected characteristics in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Please review the whole school PSHE and RSE curriculum overview for an outline of the content delivered.

Schools should have the same high expectations of the quality of pupils’ work in these subjects as for other curriculum areas.

DfE Regulations

Personal, Social and Health and Education

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and education is a key part of both our core and enrichment curriculum at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls. We take every opportunity for our students to: be reflective about their own beliefs and others’. Develop a moral purpose, use and develop a range of social skills and understand and respect a full range of cultural influences.  Some of the ways we promote our students personal and social development include:

  • Having a diverse and constantly developing Enrichment Curriculum, designed to provide students with careers information, volunteering opportunities and additional, non-curricular education inside and outside of the classroom.

  • We work closely with external professionals, and our internal careers programme to assist students in making the right next steps. Our partnerships span the breadth of financial institutions, secto-leading business and dedicated organisations within the local area, each with a view towards providing students with the greatest chance of attaining their desired career.

  • As part of our enrichment programme, we offer a range of life skills such as financial literacy and budget planning, while students are also encouraged to express themselves creatively through art, music and drama.

  • Our RISE days include a broad and age-appropriate curriculum: the new relationships, sex and health education, drug education, mental health education, online safety, county lines, anti-bullying education alongside British values.