The content of HealthFirst SRE sessions can be tailored to school and pupil needs and will always be age-appropriate. Time available for sessions may affect the topics covered. A detailed scheme of work is agreed with each school before session delivery.
Planning and content of the SRE sessions is overseen by:
- Dr Michelle Wright, a British-trained General Practitioner with a Certificate of Practical Competence in Delivering Sex and Relationship Education in the Classroom from Staffordshire University, England.
- Jane Potts, a Registered Nurse who also has a BA (Hons) in School Health Nursing from Oxford Brookes University, England.
Active learning methods which involve student’s full participation are used. HealthFirst uses Family Planning Association (UK) age-appropriate resources when delivering SRE. The materials used are available for schools and parents/carers to review before session delivery as requested. They have been checked by HealthFirst for stereotyping, bias and prejudice.
The aim is that these HealthFirst sessions are not delivered in isolation but form part of on-going Sex and Relationship Education within the school as part of the curriculum during Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship and in accordance with the school’s Sex and Relationship Education Policy.