PSHRSE

Grove believes that RSE is the entitlement of all students. 

The objective of RSE is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional, and moral development. 
 

We aim to provide opportunities for students to establish skills, knowledge, and attitudes, which enable them to make informed personal choices. 
 

This is achieved through the following strategies:

 • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place 

• Prepare students for puberty and give then an understanding of general 

• Promoting an understanding of sex in the context of loving relationships 

• Exploring the context in which sexual relationships occur 

• Encouraging personal responsibility towards relationships and sexual activity 

• Encouraging respect for others 

• Increasing levels of self esteem 

• Understanding different types of sexual relationships and sexual activity 

• Encouraging respect for others 

• Increasing levels of self esteem 

• Understanding different types of sexual relationships and sexual choices 

• Providing information about local support services available to young people
 

Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education

The new curriculum will be compulsory from September 2020. Schools should start teaching from that date if they meet the statutory requirements. From 2020, the following subjects will become compulsory in applicable schools in England. 

  • relationship education in primary schools
  • relationship and sex education in secondary schools
  • health education in state funded primary and secondary schools

These subjects will support all young people to be happy, healthy, and safe. Equipping them for life as an adult in British society.

Secretary of State Foreword

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal, and social lives in a positive way.

This is why we have made Relationships Education compulsory in all primary schools in England and Relationships and Sex Education compulsory in all secondary schools, as well as making Health Education compulsory in all state-funded schools. 

Core Themes – Health and Well-Being  

KS3 

KS4 

Self-concept  

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Healthy lifestyles 

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco  

Managing risk and personal safety  

Puberty and sexual health 

Self-concept 

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco  

Managing risk and personal safety  

Sexual health and fertility  

Health-related decisions 

Core Theme – Relationships 

KS3 

KS4 

Positive relationships  

Forming and maintaining respectful relationships 

Consent  

Contraception and parenthood  

Bullying, abuse, and discrimination  

Social influences 

Positive relationships  

Relationship values 

Forming and maintaining respectful relationships 

 Consent  

Contraception and parenthood

Bullying, abuse, and discrimination 

Social influences 

Core Theme – Living in the Wider World 

KS3 

KS4 

Learning skills  

Work and career Employment rights and responsibilities 

Financial choices  

Media literacy and digital resilience  

Learning skills  

Choices and pathways  

Work and career  

Employment rights and responsibilities 

 Financial choices  

Media literacy and digital resilience 

 

Right to be excused from sex education (commonly referred to as the right to withdraw)

Parents have a right to withdraw your child from sex education delivered as part of RSE in secondary schools which, unless there are exceptional circumstances, will be granted up to three terms before your child turns 16. 

At this point, if the young person themselves wishes to receive sex education rather than be withdrawn, Engaging Potential will make arrangements for this to happen in one of the three terms before the child turns 16 - the legal age of sexual consent. 

There is no right to withdraw from Relationships Education at secondary level and we believe the content of these subjects – such as family, friendship, safety (including online safety) are important for all young people to be taught.

 

Statutory guidance links

Statutory GuidanceFor more information regarding the above topics please look at our long terms plans

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
PSHRSE Curriculum Overview 2021 16th Jun 2021 Download