relationships and sex education curriculum map

Year 7

TermTopic/Theme Details
Puberty and HygieneStudents are to develop their understanding of changes that happen during puberty.

Students will Review the physical and emotional changes experienced during puberty.

Lessons and activities will help the students to identify strategies for coping with these changes and how to help each other.

Students will explore all forms of period products including reusable products and where to access free products if needed
Friendships and bullyingActivities will be structured to develop the student’s ability to access strategies which help to maintain healthy friendships.

Students should reflect privately on the positive qualities they bring to relationships and identify typical causes of conflict between friends.

Identify the benefits and risks associated with using social media networks as a means of making and building friendships.

Students will participate in activities that will enable them to discover types and definitions of bullying.
Students will learn how to deal with bullying both as an individual and the role of a school.

Harmful language – this is covered by Hope not Hate (https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/

Year 8

TermTopic/Theme Details
Puberty and HygieneStudents are to look at different types of relationships.

Students will participate in activities around falling in love and how to deal with new feelings.

Lessons and activities will help the students to identify strategies for coping with these changes and how to help each other.

Students will begin to have discussions around sexuality, consent, and healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Friendships and bullyingStudents will review the characteristics of a healthy friendship including the impact of harmful language and bullying.

Activities will be structured to develop the student’s ability to access strategies which help to maintain healthy friendships and identify toxic friendships.

Identify the benefits and risks associated with using social media networks as a means of making and building friendships and how to communicate face to face.

Students will participate in an external bullying workshop provided by LQBTQ Norfolk to explore the impact bulling can have.
(https://norfolklgbtproject.org.uk/training-awards/educating-with-pride/)

Year 9

TermTopic/Theme Details
Sexual HealthStudents are to look at the meaning and importance of consent in relationships.

Students will look at contraceptives and where to access free confidential advice.

Lesson and activities will help the students recognize an infection and how they can spread.

Students will learn about external agencies they are able to access for support around their own sexual health.

Students will gain knowledge over FGM and the law surrounding this.
Feelings-RelationshipsStudents will review the characteristics of a healthy relationship and look at abuse within relationships.

Activities will be structured to develop the student’s ability to recognise if they are in a healthy or unhealthy relationship.

Students will develop how to manage any requests or pressure to share an image of themselves or others and who to talk to if they have concerns.

Students will start to look at sex in the media- covering what the media shows about sex and relationships.

Year 10

TermTopic/Theme Details
Sexual Health Students will revisit the legal consequences of falling to respect other rights to not give or withdrawn consent.

Students will revisit contraceptives and where to access free confidential advice.

Lessons and activities will help the students recognise an infection and how they can spread.

Students will learn where to access emergency contraption, understanding the timeframe with which it can be effective. How and where to success it.

Students will gain knowledge over the pathways available to them in the event of unwanted pregnancy and understand the importance of getting advice and support quickly.
Feelings-Relationships Students will start to develop ways to maintain healthy relationships and look at the difference between love and lust.

Activities will be structured to develop learning how to recognize and avoid exploitation and abuse.

Students will develop skills of how to recognize and manage negative influences, manipulation, and persuasion in a variety of contexts.

Year 11

TermTopic/Theme Details
Sexual HealthStudents will revisit the legal consequences of falling to respect other rights to not give or withdrawn consent.

Students will explore consent, rape and sexual abuse and the laws around this.

Lessons and activities will look at Cham sex and how to maintain safe sex.

Students will look at what porn is and explore the difference between porn and sex.

Students will gain knowledge over the pathways available to them in the event of unwanted pregnancy and understand the importance of getting advice and support quickly.
Feelings-Relationships Students will start to develop ways to maintain healthy relationships and look at the difference between love and lust.

Activities will be structured to develop how to deal with relationship break-ups.

Students will explore what porn revenge is, the law and feelings around this.

By the end of secondary schools pupils should know:

TOPICPUPILS SHOULD KNOW
FamiliesThat there are different types of committed, stable relationships.

How these relationships might contribute to human happiness and their importance for bringing up children.

What marriage is, including their legal status e.g. that marriage carries legal rights and protections not available to couples who are cohabiting or who have married, for example, in an unregistered religious ceremony.

Why marriage is an important relationship choice for many couples and why it must be freely entered into.

The characteristics and legal status of other types of long-term relationships.

The roles and responsibilities of parents with respect to raising of children, including the characteristics of successful parenting.

How to: determine whether other children, adults or sources of information are trustworthy: judge when a family, friend, intimate or other relationship is unsafe (and to recognise this in others’ relationships); and, how to seek help or advice, including reporting concerns about others, if needed .
Respectful relationships, including friendships The characteristics of positive and healthy friendships (in all contexts, including online) including: trust, respect, honesty, kindness, generosity, boundaries, privacy, consent and the management of conflict, reconciliation and ending relationships. This includes different (non-sexual) types of relationship.

Practical steps they can take in a range of different contexts to improve or support respectful relationships.

How stereotypes, in particular stereotypes based on sex, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or disability, can cause damage (e.g. how they might normalise non-consensual behaviour or encourage prejudice)

That in school and in wider society they can expect to be treated with respect by others, and that in turn they should show due respect to others, including people in positions of authority and due tolerance of other people’s beliefs.

About different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders to report bullying and how and where to get help.

That at some types of behaviour within relationships are criminal, including violent behaviour and coercive control.

What constitutes sexual harassment and sexual violence and why these are always unacceptable.

The legal rights and responsibilities regarding equality (particularly with reference to the protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010) and that everyone is unique and equal.
Online and mediaTheir rights, responsibilities and opportunities online, including that the same expectations of behaviour apply in all contexts, including online.

About online risks, including that any material someone provides to another has the potential to be shared online and the difficulty of removing potentially compromising material placed online.

Not to provide material to others that they would not want shared further and not to share personal material which is sent to them.

What to do and where to get support to report material or manage issues online.

The impact of viewing harmful content.

That specifically sexually explicit material e.g. pornography presents a distorted picture of sexual behaviours, can damage the way people see themselves in relation to others and negatively affect how they behave towards sexual partners.

That sharing and viewing indecent images of children (including those created by children) is a criminal offence which carries severe penalties including jail.

How information and data is generated, collected, shared and used online.
Being safeThe concepts of, and laws relating to, sexual consent, sexual exploitation, abuse, grooming, coercion, harassment, rape, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence and FGM, and how these can affect current and future relationships.

How people can actively communicate and recognise consent from others, including sexual consent, and how and when consent can be withdrawn (in all contexts, including online)
Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health How to recognise the characteristics and positive aspects of healthy one-to-one intimate relationships, which include mutual respect, consent, loyalty, trust, shared interests and outlook, sex and friendship.

That all aspects of health can be affected by choices they make in sex and relationships, positively or negatively, e.g. physical, emotional, mental, sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.

The facts about reproductive health, including fertility and the potential impact of lifestyle on fertility for men and women.

That there are a range of strategies for identifying and managing sexual pressure, including understanding peer pressure, resisting pressure and not pressurising others.

That they have a choice to delay sex or to enjoy intimacy without sex.

The facts about the full range of contraceptive choices, efficacy and options available.

The facts around pregnancy including miscarriage.

That there are choices in relation to pregnancy (with medically and legally accurate, impartial information on all options, including keeping the baby, adoption, abortion and where to get further help)

How the different sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDs, are transmitted, how risk can be reduced through safer sex (including through condom use) and the importance of and facts about testing.

About the prevalence of some STIs, the impact they can have on those who contract them and key facts about treatment.

How the use of alcohol and drugs can lead to risky sexual behaviour.

How to get further advice, including how and where to access confidential sexual and reproductive health advice and treatment.

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