Fareham Academy’s Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) embraces the challenges of supporting young people to lead a happy and successful adult life through enabling them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships. The curriculum will equip them to make confident decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex situations, and will develop resilience skills including knowing when to seek help and where to access support.
Our Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum is delivered during Focus Days, tutor time and assemblies where we engage the local community through guest speakers from support organisations and charities. The curriculum prepares students for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, while the Academy promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development skills needed to be an active participating citizen.
We believe in a strong focus on equipping students with the skills to distinguish between the online world and reality. Internet safety is embedded within our Computing curriculum, where students explore a range of potential complex themes and situations, for example; exaggerated profiles, extreme views, data breaches and fake information.
We aim to provide our students with the information that they need to help them develop healthy and nurturing relationships of all kinds. We explore what healthy relationships look like, including what makes a good friend and a successfully committed relationship. Our Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum supports the teaching of the laws surrounding relationships, sex and health education themes and topics.
We believe young people should leave school with the skills to make well informed and equipped decisions for themselves and about their own lives, whilst respecting the rights of others.