RSE Statutory Requirements

It is now a statutory requirement for schools to teach Relationships and Sex Education. This is also known as RSE.

RSE, Relationships and Health Education

The RSE Curriculum covers:

– Relationships education (R)

– Sex education (S)

– Health education (E)

PSHE and Science Coverage Information

At Broadfield Academy, Relationships Education and Health Education is taught through our PSHE Heart-Smart Curriculum.

Sex Education is taught through our Science Curriculum.

Relationships and Health Education Strands

Our PSHE Heart Smart Scheme covers both Relationships and Health Education. The following stands are covered:

Relationships Education:

  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Online relationships
  • Being Safe

Health Education:

  • Mental wellbeing
  • Internet safety and harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

The Right to Withdraw

We would like all children to attend RSE sessions in full as it is a vital part of the curriculum.

Parents DO NOT have the right to withdraw their children from the Relationships and Health Education part of this curriculum.

Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from the non-statutory components of the Science Sex Education Curriculum.

If you would like to withdraw your child from the Sex Education component of the RSE Curriculum, you are required to complete the withdrawal form.


Please see PHSE Curriclum Overview