RSE is taught to both KS2 and KS3 pupils. The aim of RSE ​is to give young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships. The curriculum we have designed will enable our pupils to know what a healthy relationship looks like and what makes a good friend, a good colleague and a successful marriage or other type of committed relationship and family relationships. We will teach and help our pupils to understand what acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in relationships are, which is important in becoming a successful and happy adult. This will help pupils understand the positive effects that good relationships have on their mental wellbeing, identify when relationships are not right and understand how such situations can be managed.


In Respect, pupils will learn about

Transitions: About change, including transitions (between Key Stages and schools) School rules and responsibilities.

Health and Safety: Personal hygiene, basic emergency aid procedures, where and how to get help. Developing pupils’ awareness of the risks on the roads.

Peace: To promote peace and build peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures – from personal to global – through education , research and action.

Achievement: To reflect on and celebrate their achievements, identify their strengths, areas for improvement, set high aspirations and goals.

Emotions: To recognise that they may experience conflicting emotions and when they might need to listen to their emotions or overcome them.

Friendships: To help students identify helpful ways of interacting with their peers and making friends, to consider what makes a good friend, to understand the support students can receive from a good friend when things in their own lives are difficult.

Religious Education: Understanding the history of the world through the eyes of different faiths and such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism etc., encouraging acknowledging and understanding of different values, traditions and religious beliefs that exist within various cultures. In addition, seeing how festivals are celebrated around the world.



In Respect, pupils will learn about

How to make informed choices (including recognising that choices can have positive, neutral and negative consequences) and to begin to understand the concept of a ‘balanced lifestyle’.

Choices: to recognise opportunities to make their own choices about food, what might influence their choices and the benefits of eating a balanced diet.

Safety: Recognise how bacteria and viruses can affect health and how to reduce their spreading.

Britain a diverse community: What are our identities? What shapes our identities? What is the local community like?

What is a Citizen: looks at what it means to be a citizen of a family, school, club or even country as well as the rights and responsibilities that go along with citizenship.

E-safety: To identity ways to stay safe, to understand the importance of stay safe online.

Kindness: To understand the positivity of kindness, to promote kindness amongst each other and the community.

Anti-Bullying: focuses on adopting an understanding of what it means to be a good citizen, dealing with bullying and the anti-bullying message.

Speed and Road Safety: this topic looks at how to stay safe in our towns and villages as well, as how to calculate the speed of a vehicle.



In RESPECT, pupils will learn about and discuss issues relating to

What is Citizenship: this topic focuses on what it means to be a citizen and the role that pupils can play in both local and global communities.

Young People from across the Globe: pupils investigate how children are treated in other countries, the education that they have and the conditions in which some children have to live.

Diversity and Discrimination: during this topic pupils investigate how attitudes towards diversity have changed and the harm caused by discrimination.

Smoking and Drugs: this area looks at why people smoke or drink, how people make positive decisions about Smoking, Alcohol and Drugs and the damage done to the body by drugs such as cannabis, Alcohol, Nicotine and chemicals such as Tar.

Transition: The skills and knowledge required to manage the transition to, and the expectations of, secondary education.

Exploring Britishness and British values: To recognise that each person’s identity consists of many factors, to begin to understand the idea of stereotypes.

Rights: understand that you have rights. Recognising the responsibilities that come with your rights.



In RESPECT, pupils will learn about and discuss issues relating to

Drugs: during this topic pupils look at the problems associated with the different types of drug (both legal and illegal) and develop an awareness of the consequences of decisions in relation to drugs.

Respecting Others: this topic focuses on racism, stereotyping, and discrimination along with how these attitudes are still harming people both in the UK and around the globe.

Crime and Justice: pupils investigate why people break the law, the different types of law from around the world and the punishments that are received when the laws are broken.

Local Government: pupils explore the different areas that constitute local government and investigate the types of decisions that are made along with the financial implications that result from them.

Conflict: What is conflict and why does it arise? What different types of conflict are there? How can conflict be resolved? Why is it important to resolve conflict? What can different religions teach us about forgiveness?

Fair Trade: pupils investigate the ethos behind this global foundation and the benefits to both the farmers and consumers of goods that are bought and sold around the world. They also look at the different products that are available.