Health Issues

Illness at School

If a student feels ill at school he/she should report to the medical room in the first instance and the school's first aid team will then phone home if appropriate.

NB: Students must not call parents from their mobile phones and make their own arrangements to be collected.

School Health Advisers (formally known as School Nurses) offer a supportive and advisory role to students, parents and teaching staff.  If you have any health concerns about your child or would like further information ring the Central Clinic on 01245 398761.  

Medical Appointments

Wherever possible, dental and optician's appointments etc. should be made out of school hours or in the holidays.  Where this cannot be arranged, we ask that the student is out of school for the minimum amount of time possible.

Students who need to leave school during normal school hours for an appointment must sign out at Student Services and show their appointment card, or a letter signed by a parent/carer and countersigned by the Form Tutor.  Students should sign in on their return.

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

Students will be participating in Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in Years 7 to 11 as part of their citizenship lessons. The following topics will be covered:

  • Year 7 - Self-esteem, personal qualities, friendships and relationships.
  • Year 8 - Communication, peer pressure, sexual attraction and diversity within this, beginning to learn about sexual relationships.
  • Year 9 - Pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, sexual pressure,assertiveness in relationships.
  • Year 10 - Contraception, influence of alcohol on decision making, healthy and unhealthy relationships.
  • Year 11 - Stereotyping, diversity in sexual attraction, relationship pressures, differences in opinions.

From Year 9 onwards, students will be participating in condom demonstrations and will have an opportunity to examine various types of contraception within lessons. This is in line with Moulsham High School's sex and relationships education policy.  Parent’s are entitled by law to withdraw their children from Sex and Relationships Education should they wish to do so.

If you wish to withdraw your child from SRE you will need to make a note in your son/daughter's planner requesting this prior to the lessons starting.  The student's teacher will then ask at the beginning of the course of lessons if there are any students who are not permitted to be in these lessons.  It will be the student's responsibility to make the teacher aware of his/her parent’s wishes.  Any students not participating will be provided with alternative work to complete in the Pastoral Team area.

SRE Policy

A Guide to Health & Well-Being for Young People