As a school, we have made a number of changes to the Relationship, Sex and Health Education programme for the next academic year. The changes are listed below:-
Whole school changes
•The titles of the Wellbeing maps have been changed to Relationship, Sex and Health Education.
•All Relationship, Sex and Health Education maps have been updated to include Safeguarding units (see attached).
•The Safeguarding units across the 5 year groups focus on Radicalisation/Prevent, Grooming, Peer on Peer, County Lines, Online, FGM, HBV and Forced Marriages.
•All Relationship, Sex and Health Education maps cover five key areas; Personal Wellbeing and Social Education, Relationships and Sexual Education, Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing, Safeguarding and Religious Education.
•All Relationship, Sex and Health Education maps have had a Sexual Harassment, Consent and Online Safety unit added to cover the gaps in provision that were identified by the recent Ofsted Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools.
•All Relationship, Sex and Health Education maps include British Values.
•A unit on Families has been added to Year 10 and 11.
•The unit on Consent is now linked to understanding the law.
•All units in Year 10 have been split into two parts to cover the two periods in tutor.
•Relationship, Sex and Health Education lessons have been introduced to Year 11.
•A unit on Addiction linked to class A, B and C drugs has been added to Year 10.
•Stopping Sexual Harassment - what to do has been added to Years 9, 8 and 7.
•Online Safety has been added to Year 7.
•Family has been added to Year 8 and now links to the units in Years 7 and 9.
All Relationship, Sex and Health Education maps cover the SCARE guidance and link to key Religions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Humanism, Islam. The conceptual learning themes are as follows:- Beliefs, Teaching and Sources, Practices and ways of Life, Expressing Meaning, Identity, Diversity and Belonging, Questions and Meaning, Purpose and Truth and Values and Commitment.
Please click on the attached links to see now the changes relate to the curriculum maps.
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Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).
Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships" and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school's work with its high achieving pupils.
However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a 'growth mindset' at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.