Personal Development


RSHE is the lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of marriage and family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health.

RSHE at Bluecoat Sixth Form offers students the opportunity to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills they need to achieve and exceed, to be resilient and to lead safe, happy and healthy lives. It aims to help students understand how they are developing personally, socially and emotionally and explore a range of attitudes and values.

Our programme of study follows the statutory guidance for Relationships and Sex Education and Mental Health and Wellbeing from September 2020.  It includes topics such as: bullying, crime, cultural diversity, drug and alcohol education, healthy eating, online safety, road safety awareness, prejudice, social & emotional health, wellbeing, sex & relationships and peer pressure.

Our two year programme follows the below long term plan, making links to learning from KS3 and KS4. Our programme is delivered through our one hour per week tutor programme and is led by teachers, professionals and external providers, giving students a safe and personalised learning environment to practice and develop the skills necessary to manage the moral, social and cultural challenges and responsibilities that are part of growing up and living in our world.

Consultation with Parents

In 2020, we officially consulted parents with our RSHE curriculum and asked for feedback on the resources and curriculum map we would be using.

We would like this to be an ongoing process of discussion between parents and school leaders. Therefore, if you have any worries or concerns about the topics we cover, or seek to find more information, please do get in touch at

Useful Reading

The Parents’ Guide To… ‘Relationships and Sex Education’

This article takes a close look into what is covered in RSHE, why it’s important and how parents can support their teen at home by providing a safe place for them to talk about things they may be struggling to understand. It’s available here

Statutory Guidance from the Department for Education: Relationships, Sex and Health Education

To find out more, click here

Relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education: FAQs

To find out more, click the document below.

Relationships Education RSE And Health Education

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