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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)


Relationships and Sex Education is an important part of our curriculum. The Department for Education introduced new statutory guidance for all schools to deliver Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) from September 2020.  The curriculum is a relationships and health based curriculum which will form part of the Philosophy & Ethics (P&E) and Science curriculum.The guidance, which details what schools are expected to teach, and what children should learn before they leave secondary school can be found here. There is also a quick, handy guide for parents, detailing the key facts about RSE at secondary school, which can be found here.Our curriculum intent is to provide students with meaningful learning experiences that will equip them with the skills required to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future. As a school we are committed to delivering this curriculum in line with this new statutory guidance, whilst also ensuring that we work positively with our families and community so that we deliver it with transparency, with integrity, and in a way that is academically rigorous in line with the rest of our curriculum. We believe the curriculum fully supports the Putteridge High School ethos of embracing equality and diversity, cohesion and inclusion and showing respect for others.

Parent Consultation

We acknowledge that it is imperative to consult with parents and provide information in an open and transparent way and to that end we would like to invite you to view the following key documents:
  • To read a copy of our Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy please click here.
  • To view our RSE Curriculum Parental Consultation Presentation please click here.
  • To view RSE FAQs please click here.

Our curriculum development is driven by proven high quality resources that meet the PSHE Association quality standards. The scheme of work has been extensively researched and carefully explored in depth to ensure that age appropriate materials that will be used are well matched to meet the needs of all our pupils at Putteridge High School. The school, as with all  teaching and learning, will conduct lessons in a safe, trusting and secure environment. A sample of lesson resources can be found below: