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Weston Favell Academy

Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education (RSHE) Information

Weston Favell Academy believes that in order to create a happy and successful adult life, children and young people need to have the self-confidence to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships.

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is about giving children and young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships. Health Education is giving pupils information to make well-informed, positive choices about their own health and wellbeing.

The school recognises that physical health and mental wellbeing are interlinked, and it is important that pupils understand that good physical health contributes to good mental wellbeing, and vice versa. The school has a responsibility under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure the best for all its pupils irrespective of disability, educational needs, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, religion or sexual orientation. As a result, RSE will be sensitive to the different needs of individual pupils and may need to adapt and change over time to reflect the needs of the particular cohort. The school may also take positive action, where it can be shown that it is proportionate, to deal with particular disadvantages affecting one group because of a protected characteristic.

The school is aware of the need to be mindful of and respectful to a wide variety of faith and cultural beliefs across the school, and will make every attempt to be appropriately sensitive; equally it is essential that children and young people still have access to the learning they need to stay safe, healthy and understand their rights as individuals. The school believes that its pupils deserve the right to honest, clear, impartial scientific and factual information to help better form their own beliefs and values, free from bias, judgement or subjective personal beliefs of those who teach them.

To know more:

To read more about the Government’s expectations on this matter, please click the following link: Understanding Relationships, Sex and Health Education at your child’s secondary school: a guide for parents

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Finally, if you want to have access to the Government’s guide on Relationships (and sex) education and health education (updated statutory guidance and consultation outcomes), DfE, February 2019 please click the following link: Statutory guidance Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education.

Frequently asked questions: 

Throughout the Government’s engagement and development process of this new RSE curriculum, a number of wide-ranging concerns have been heard.  To support you with understanding this change in your child’s education, you can access some of the frequently asked questions that help address misconceptions on this matter on the webpages below:


We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution. We are going to continue to reach out to parents. Therefore, if you would like to be a part of reviewing our RSHE curriculum further and developing it throughout the year, then please share your interest and email Mr N Patel on