Students study a range of topics that are taught through whole day learning sessions, a morning programme during review tutor sessions, assemblies and outside agency support. The strands that are covered include:
- Learning to learn
- Work related learning
- Active citizenship
- Health and wellbeing
Sex and relationships education is a statutory requirement. Here at LGS, we ensure students are well prepared to make well informed choices. As well as teaching sex and relationships in science and religious education lessons, students also have the opportunity to discuss issues during review tutor time and whole day learning sessions. Here is a brief overview of what each year group covers:
Year 7: A session looking at puberty and growing up led by Lynwen Jones, a very experienced practitioner of health education. Students are informed of the physical changes that will happen as they grow up and discuss the emotions they might feel.
Year 8: A session led by a Brook advisor that allows students to talk about issues of recognising inappropriate behaviour of others and the rights that they have.
Year 9: A session led by a Brook advisor that allows students to talk about issues of consent and online safety.
Year 10: A session led by a Brook advisor that outlines different forms of contraception (please note that issues of abortion are not included in this session. The religious education department cover abortion and the sanctity of life during GCSE lessons).
Year 11: A session led by a Brook advisor that allows students to discuss and identify health relationships for the future, issues of forced marriage and FGM.
Sixth Form: Students will have access to a SRE notice board in the common room, sessions about domestic violence and review tutor materials that cover SRE issues.