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RSHE at Lonsdale

 Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is delivered through the wider PSHCE and Science curriculum at Lonsdale School. These subjects are designed to equip your child with knowledge to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships as well as enabling pupils to learn and develop essential skills for adult life in line with the school’s values and ethos.

We believe that Relationships, Sex and Health Education are important to our pupils because:

  • They enables our pupils to have the knowledge and skills to lead happy, healthy and safe lives, making informed decisions that are appropriate for the individual.
  • The RSHE curriculum promotes a positive sense of self, mental health and wellbeing regardless of age, sex, religion, race, ethnicity, culture and disability.
  • They enables the pupils to transfer scientific knowledge and apply it to their health and relationships, whilst promoting self-advocacy. 

The aims of relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) at our school are to:

  • Safeguard pupils by giving them an understanding of appropriate body boundaries and the law around consent for positive and appropriate relationships.  
  • Provide a framework of knowledge and skills in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare pupils for puberty and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene.
  • Help pupils develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy. 
  • Create a positive culture around issues of health, sexuality and relationships
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
  • Support pupils to understand themselves and their emotions to become equipped to manage the changing world.

Watch Mr Whitehead, our PSHCE Lead, explain how RSHCE works at Lonsdale: