Curriculum Information about RSE at King James Academy

Teaching Staff

  • M Stewart
  • I Heddle
  • G Houlahan
  • S Wilkinson

Curriculum Intent in RSE

The RSE teaching team are committed to providing high quality, age appropriate relationship and sex education for all pupils. Our lessons will cover the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. Our aim is to teach our young people the information and values they will need in order to take responsibility for their sexual health and have safe and fulfilling relationships. King James I Academy students provide feedback on their lessons, which in turn informs our planning to ensure that student’s lessons are both informative and relevant to their needs. Our RSE team is supported in the delivery of lessons by the School Nursing Service and King James I Academy Child Protection team.


Key Stage 3

Year 7

The topic is introduced in year 7 by looking at issues surrounding puberty, self-esteem and different types of friendships. The students are taught how to recognise the elements of happy and healthy friendships along with recognising negative behaviours within friendships.

Year 8

Building on the topics explored in Year 7, students examine the issues surrounding relationships and technology, staying safe, sexuality and respect within relationships.

Year 9

In year 9 the topic is developed further with the introduction of lessons such as love, peer pressure, contraception, sexually transmitted infection, underage parenting and delay.


Learning Journeys

Year 7 Learning Journey - PSHE - Year 7.pdf
Year 8 Learning Journey - PSHE - Year 8.pdf
Year 9 Learning Journey - PSHE - Year 9.pdf