SRE Curriculum provision

Academies and free schools – Funding Agreements require these schools to have regard to DfE’s statutory guidance on sex and relationship education – see RSE guidance

What is Sex and Relationship Education?

It is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding and importance of stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health.

There is a POS delivered through Years 7 – 11 which covers the statutory requirements and other issues which are of concern with in the local area.  These are delivered by Big Talk Education and through the Life curriculum at KS3.

Organisation and Methods of Teaching

RSE is delivered in class, as appropriate, by class staff AND external providers. Staff endeavour to answer questions as and when they arise as simply as possible with the relevant information to hand. Students are taught in mixed sex groups. For certain elements of the programme single sex and individual tuition may be necessary.

Melior Community Academy works within a curriculum covering different areas of RSE, such as managing your emotions and feelings, keeping safe and saying no and acceptable public and private behaviour. This will be implemented to students at the time it is most appropriate to do so. Specific needs will be responded to and incorporated into our planning.


Students will be informed that 100% confidentiality cannot be assured. For any suspected Child Protection concerns the school will follow Academy referral policy.

All students in our academy receive RSE as part of their KS3 and KS4 curriculum.

Melior Community Academy is committed to working with parents. Under the education act of 1993 students can be withdrawn by their parents from parts of sex education that are outside of the compulsory elements contained in the National Curriculum.

If you wish to withdraw your child from this part of the curriculum please address your request in writing to the Principal at the academy.