We aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education that gives children and young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.

The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education following nationwide consultation. These changes will come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be required to comply with the updated requirements. The statutory guidance can be found at

The new guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

Consequently, from September 2020, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education (HE), will be statutory, and form part of the National Curriculum.

This means that we have been reviewing our RSE curriculum and policy so we can be sure our RSE provision is appropriate for our students based on their:

▪ Age appropriate in approach and content meeting physical and emotional maturity

▪ Religious and cultural backgrounds

▪ Special educational needs and disabilities

PhoenixPark and Sevenhills Academies have started the planning and preparation for delivery of the new curriculum content and have entered into the consultation phase. Please click on the links below to download our new RSE & PSHE Policy, a presentation overview of the new policy along with frequently asked questions.

RSE & PSHE Policy 22-23.docx

Overview of Policy

RSE Frequently Asked Questions