The aims of the ABSolute Curriculum are:

  • To foster our Nailsea School ethos of Aspire, Believe, Succeed through everything we do.
  • To deliver an engaging, exciting and ambitious curriculum for all students at Nailsea School which encompasses everything not covered at a subject level.
  • To build your knowledge and understanding of the world you live in, your rights and responsibilities as well as promoting tolerance and understanding.
  • To equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives both now and in the future.

What topics does the ABSolute Curriculum include?

Healthy RelationshipsSex EducationHealth Education
British ValuesSMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development)Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education (including careers and finance)

When is the ABSolute Curriculum delivered?

ABSolute ThemesABSolute Extended Tutor TimeABSolute Assembly
These themes are covered in our assemblies led by tutor groups (tutor and students)

· Theme 1: Aspire

· Theme 2: Believe

· Theme 3: Succeed

· Theme 4: Ambition

· Theme 5: Respect

· Theme 6: Kindness

. Theme 7: Pride

· Theme 8: Community & British Values
Every student at Nailsea School has an extended tutor time (ETT) session every week. This is taught in year groups.

Themes include:
· Growing Up

· Relationships

· Sex, sexuality & sexual health

· Alcohol, tobacco & other drugs

· Emotional wellbeing and mental health

· Healthy lifestyle

· Risk and safety

· Identity

· Communities

· Planning for the future
· Money and me
Every student at Nailsea School has a 20 minute assembly each week in their house. There are different speakers each week including guest speakers, where appropriate.

House assembly days:

· Griffin – Monday

· Dragon – Wednesday

· Unicorn – Thursday

· Phoenix – Friday

Some examples of assembly topics include:

· Anti-bullying

· Inter-faith week

· British values

· Holocaust Memorial Day

· LGBTQ+ month.
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Policies including the Relationship & Sex Education Policy for Nailsea School can be found here.