Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE)

The Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (HE) curricula covers topics laid out in the RSE and HE government statutory guidance provided by the Department for Education. Some of the content is taught within national curriculum subjects (Science, Religious Studies, Physical Education, Food Tech, Computer Science), whilst some of the content is delivered during designated RSE and HE sessions.

RSE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. RSE focuses on giving young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds including:

  • Families
  • Respectful relationships, including friendships
  • Online and media
  • Being safe
  • Intimate and sexual relationships, including sexual health

You will find more details about the RSE content in the RSE policy in the policy section of the school website.

HE focuses on both physical health and mental well-being and provides students with information so that they can make well-informed and positive decisions about their own health and well-being. Topics include:

  • Mental well-being
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Health and Prevention
  • Basic first aid
  • Changing adolescent body

Every year each year group will receive two three-hour drop-down-days, one E-safety assembly and one RSE or HE assembly.

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