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Nottingham Academy

Nottingham Academy collaborates with Nottingham City Council on RSE Day

Nottingham Academy leads the way on RSE day with a packed agenda for pupils. Working in collaboration with Nottingham City Council to promote good relationships and a healthy knowledge of sex education, the day was a great opportunity for pupils to understand and discuss this in more detail.

Nottingham Academy is one of the largest through-schools in Nottingham and our ethos is underpinned by our three respect statements: ‘Respect Yourself, Respect Each Other and Respect our Environment & Community’. The Academy is diverse and aims to celebrate equality and inclusivity and our ‘Respect Values’ clearly state this.

The day’s agenda saw everything from eSafety and Online Protection, Period Poverty, Healthy Relationships, Respect and Appropriate Language and pupil debates on topical subjects. RSE Day has created a platform for them to openly discuss the subject matters.

Ged Rae Lead Principal at Nottingham Academy said: “Nottingham Academy is committed to ensuring our pupils are given every opportunity available to prepare them with the knowledge and life skills needed to succeed. As an Academy, we aim to inspire and facilitate the development of individual characters. By having this ethos, I am very supportive and grateful that Nottingham City Council offers this extra support and we are able to work with them to give our pupils a broader knowledge about health and respectful & safe relationships.”

Helene Denness Consultant in Public Health at Nottingham City Council said: “It is a great opportunity for us to be able to work with young people, giving them access to knowledge and also support them through such topical issues. RSE Day has been a huge success, not only for the pupils at Nottingham Academy, but for young people across Nottingham.“

Student comments

Sophie said: “I have enjoyed my debating session and listening to all the different views and opinions from other pupils – it’s opened up my views around the subject.”

Mollie-Jo said: “I really enjoyed watching the video in our assembly as it had some really powerful messages in it.”

Zeeshan said: “I have enjoyed all the debating and conversations that have happened today. I enjoyed preparing and listening to my friends talk about their views on RSE Day and if they think it should be made compulsory to do at school.”