Relationship and Sex Education

Manchester Health Academy’s RSE Policy was developed in consultation with staff, students and parents.

Themes at both key stage 3 and 4 include:

  • Wellbeing – self-esteem, assertiveness, mental health, anxiety and depression
  • Online pressures – sexting, cyberbullying, online pressures and relationships, gender and the media and pornography
  • Relationships – gender and sexuality, relationship abuse, consent and the law
  • Sexual health – puberty and reproduction, pregnancy and options, condoms and sexually transmitted infections
  • Current issues – forced marriage and honour based violence, grooming and child sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, online propaganda and extremism.

Relationship Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about the emotional and cultural developments of students, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. RSE involves a combination of sharing information and exploring issues and values. RSE is not about the promotion of sexual activity.

We know that many families wish to talk about these topics with their children and do their own research.  The links below offer a wide range of information and guidance on relationships and sex as well as a wide range of other issues.

If you have any concerns about Relationship and Sex Education at Manchester Health Academy, please contact Ms H Mullen, Assistant Principal: Personal Development, Ms L Maguire, Safeguarding Officer or Ms R Nield, Safeguarding Officer.

We plan to hold a Parent Forum session on the topic of RSE during Half Term 6.

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NSPCC Respected charity with a wide range of information for young people and their families as well as a helpline for parents and carers

Childline logo

Childline A variety of great advice for young people and their families as well as a helpline for young people

Family Lives logo

Family Lives Fantastic advice on all aspects of bringing up teenagers

Young Minds logo

Young Minds A leading mental health charity with advice and guidance for young people and their families

FPA logo

FPA Sexual health charity with resources for talking to young people about sex and relationships

Brook Advice logo

Brook Advice for young people and families on relationships and sex

UK Internet Safety Centre logo

UK Safer Internet Centre Advice on all aspects of keeping young people safe online

Relationship and Sex Education for you and your family