Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), along with Health Education is now statutory in secondary schools. As part of Lostock Hall Academy’s wider PSHE programme, your child will receive lessons on relationships, sexual health and personal safety.

The purpose of these lessons is to provide knowledge and understanding of safe and healthy relationships based on respect and are designed to help children from all backgrounds build positive and safe relationships, and to thrive in modern Britain.

Schools are required to consult with parents when developing and reviewing their policies for RSE, which will inform schools’ decisions on when and how certain content is covered. A copy of the policy can be found in the link below. There is also a list of all RSE topics being covered in each Year group. These lessons are age appropriate and cover all of the key areas set out by the Department of Education.

You do have a right to withdraw your child from sex education delivered as part of RSE in secondary schools but not from relationship education and we believe the content of these subjects is important for all children to be taught.

If you have any questions or would like to request more information about RSE, please contact Mr Doyle via email j.doyle@lostockhallacademy.org.



Year 7

• Dare to take risks – term 1.1
• What is normal anyway? – term 1.1
• Friendships & Fallouts – term 1.1
• Puberty – term 1.2
• Family & Marriage (including LGBTQ+) – term 1.2
• Boundaries in Relationships – term 1.2
• Online Safety – term 1.2
• Age of Consent – term 1.2
• Cyber Bullying – term 1.2
• Romance & Relationships – term 1.2
• Diversity (including LGBTQ+) – term 2.2
• Social Media & Dangers – term 3.1
• Bullying (including LGBTQ+) – term 3.1

Year 8

• Being British – term 1.2
• Immigration & Diversity (LGBTQ+) – term 1.2
• Faith in the UK/Arranged marriages – term 1.2
• Challenging Discrimination – term 1.2
• Risk taking behaviours Intro – term 2.1
• Risk taking behaviours (to drink or not to drink) – term 2.1
• Risk taking behaviours (crunch moments) – term 2.1
• Risk taking behaviours (self-esteem) – term 2.1
• The Gift – term 2.1
• Body Image – term 2.2
• Mental Health/Resilience – term 2.2
• Bullying (including LGBTQ+) – term 3.1
• Online Safety – term 3.1

Year 9

• Risk taking behaviours (Having fun, keeping safe) – term 1.1
• Risk taking behaviours (Too much, Too young) – term 1.1
• Risk taking behaviours (Healthy Relationships) – term 1.1
• Risk taking behaviours (To tell or not to tell) – term 1.1
• The One – term 1.1
• Online Safety – term 1.1
• Human Rights (including FGM) – term 1.2
• UK Religious Beliefs & Practices (including arranged marriage) – term 1.2
• LGBTQ+ – term 1.2
• Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence – term 1.2
• STI’s & Contraception – term 3.1

Year 10 

• Risk taking behaviours (Risk of Choice) – term 1.1
• Risk taking behaviours (Drinking leads to) – term 1.1
• Risk taking behaviours (Online Relationships) – term 1.1
• Risk taking behaviours (When is a sexual relationship offensive) – term 1.1
• Desensitisation to Pornography – term 1.1
• Kailey’s Love Story – term 1.1
• Identity & Diversity in Britain (LGBTQ+) – term 1.2
• Sexual Bullying including domestic abuse – term 1.2
• What makes a good parent – term 1.2
• Abortion – term 1.2
• Sexual Health – term 3.1

Year 11

• Something’s Not Right – term 2.1
• Sexual Health Assembly (including consent) – term 2.1
• Cancer awareness & screening – term 2.1
• Resilience – term 2.2
• Mindfulness – term 2.2


All lessons are 1 hour in length


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