The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school are to:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare students for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the
    importance of health and hygiene
  • Help students develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach students the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies

Our PSHE programme promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of students at Phoenix Park Academy and Sevenhills Academy, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We have incorporated a programme of study developed from the PSHE Association’s Thematic Schemes of Work Planning Toolkit, which is recommended by the Department for Education. Our programme of Study not only reflects the specific needs of the students but also reflects the universal needs shared by all students.

For more information regarding our RSE and PSHE curriculum please click on the links below.

RSE & PSHE Policy 22-23.docx


Impact statement for RSE PSHE and Careers

Overview of Policy

RSE Frequently Asked Questions