Relationships education has been compulsory for pupils in Primary Schools since September 2020, while secondary schools are required to teach students relationships and sex education (RSE). Health education is now compulsory in all schools too.
- For our Primary pupils the subject puts in place the key building blocks for healthy, respectful relationships, focusing on family and friendships, in all contexts, including online. This will sit alongside the essential understanding of how to be healthy. At Manchester Hospital School we teach sex education to the older primary pupils as the Department for Education recommends that primary schools should have a sex education programme tailored to the age and the physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. It should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science – how a baby is conceived and born.
- For our Secondary pupils, teaching builds on this and develops pupils’ understanding of health, with an increased focus on risk areas such as drugs and alcohol, as well as introducing knowledge about intimate relationships and sex and how to have positive and healthy sexual relationships.
Below is an overview of the curriculum we teach. Parents are welcome to ask any questions about how we deliver the content and the resources we use. Consent for teaching sex education is obtained from parents of Primary aged pupils before sessions are delivered.
We would be happy to discuss any queries you may have regarding our the PSHE or RSHE curriculum. Please contact school reception on 0161 5092368 asking for Emma Cunha.