Relationships, sex, health and economic education

At Glenwood School, RSHE is taught from Year 7 through to Year 11.  The guidelines from the National Curriculum forms the basis of how we teach RSHE at Glenwood. Even though much of ‘Living in the wider world’ is not included in statutory requirements, the theme as a whole remains vitally important for pupils’ personal development and economic wellbeing, as well as in supporting schools to meet benchmarks for careers education as part of the DfE Careers Strategy.

RSHE education addresses both pupils’ current experiences and preparation for their future. Our Programme of Study provides a sequenced and spiral curriculum to develop knowledge, skills and attributes, where prior learning is revisited, reinforced and extended year on year.

The curriculum follows three broad areas – Personal Development, Health and Relationships and Sex Education. In addition in years 7 and 11 pupils will cover aspects of transition in more detail.

At Key Stage 3 pupils build on the knowledge and understanding, skills and attributes and values they have acquired and developed during the primary phase. RSHE education acknowledges and addresses the changes that young people experience, beginning with transition to secondary school, the changes of adolescence and their increasing independence. It teaches the knowledge and skills which will equip them for opportunities and challenges of life. Pupils learn to manage diverse relationships, their online lives, and the increasing influence of peers and the media.

At Key Stage 4, pupils deepen knowledge and understanding, extend and rehearse skills, and further explore attitudes, values and attributes acquired during Key Stage 3. RSHE education reflects the fact that pupils are moving towards an independent role in adult life, taking on greater responsibility for themselves and others.

Important themes such as sexual harassment, sexual violence and coercive relationships as well as the dangers posed by Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Criminal Exploitation are covered in an age and stage appropriate way.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Transition My new school

Personal Dev  Good to be me

Health Personal Hygiene

RSE Friendships & bullying

Heath Good mental health



Year 8

Health Alcohol & Tobacco

Personal Dev Keeping myself safe

Personal dev Desert Island living

RSE Types of relationship

RSE Intimate relationships

Personal Dev British society

Year 9

Personal Dev Online safety

Heath Healthy living

RSE Managing relationships

RSE Consent & contraception

Personal Dev Teenage Issues

Personal Dev Digital World

Year 10

Personal Dev Crime & Punishment

Personal Dev Media Influences

RSE Parenting

Personal Dev Substance Misuse

Health First Aid

Personal Dev Financial choices

Year 11

Personal Dev Choices & Pathways

Personal Dev Study skills

Health Health and safety

RSE Stereotypes, abuse & discrimination

Exams & Transition

Exams & Transition

Glenwood School

Relationships, sex, health and economic education

RSHE is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work.  

Communication and Advocacy   RSHE will equip our pupils with the skills to be a valued and responsible member of the community as they learn about making good lifestyle decisions, what it means to be a responsible citizen and how to make a valuable contribution to the community in which they live, always respecting and valuing diversity. Pupils will have a voice and will know how to make sure their voice is heard.
Independence and Preparing for Adulthood   RSHE will develop our pupils’ self-esteem, confidence and motivation for learning and life beyond school. Pupils’ will be given opportunities to practice problem solving and being independent so that they can fully participate in their school life and life beyond school. Pupils are given opportunities to consider their future aspirations and to plan how they are going to achieve them.
Physical, Social and Emotional Good Health   RSHE will help to develop the whole child so that they can make informed choices. They will care about their physical and mental wellbeing. Pupils will develop care and consideration for others, and will have meaningful and healthy relationships. Pupils will be aware of the impact humans have on the planet and will work as part of a community to act responsibly. Pupils will learn about the various health support available to them, both online and in the real world.  

Glenwood School – Values in our Curriculum








Where you will see it in my subject

– We will listen carefully to one another, Respecting everyone’s thoughts and beliefs
– We will value the resources we use to help us learn.
– We will look after our work and our classroom.