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Relationship and Sex Education

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) helps to foster pupil wellbeing and develop resilience and character. At St. Andrew’s, we know that an excellent RSE curriculum will be fundamental to pupils being happy, safe, successful and productive members of society.

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.


Through our RSE curriculum at St. Andrew’s, we want to put in place the key building blocks of 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.

Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to our RSE curriculum, especially as a priority for parents is their children’s happiness. We know that children and young people are increasingly experiencing challenges, and that young people are at particular risk of feeling lonely. St. Andrew’s will give them the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if problems arise.


Below, you will find some key information about RSE at St Andrew's: