Lincoln Minster School

PSHE & RSE

What is PSHE?

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is an important part of the curriculum. Within these lessons students will cover topics on Health and Wellbeing, Careers, Relationships, Living in the wider world and Celebrating Differences. A team of trained staff deliver these lessons every week and are often supported by visiting speakers. You can find out more within our PSHE Overview here.

What is RSE?

Relationship and sex education (RSE) is the process of lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development.

It is about the importance of family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health.

What does RSE means to Lincoln Minster School?

Our RSE provision will give students the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate ones. 

It will enable them to know what a healthy relationship looks like and what makes a good friend.

It will teach what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in a relationship, including how to construct an intimate relationship positively. It will teach students to understand human sexuality and to respect themselves and others.

As a school we believe that knowledge about safer sex and sexual health is important to ensure that young people are equipped to make safe, informed, and healthy choices as they progress through their adult life. 

This should be delivered in a non-judgemental, factual way to allow scope for students to ask questions in a safe environment.

What is covered in RSE?

It is about the importance of family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health.

How is it delivered?

The RSE curriculum is delivered through a combination of our timetabled PSHE lessons and within form times. There are also opportunities for our students to receive lessons from external specialists in the form of drop down days.

Why parents are so important?

Parents are a very important influence on their child’s decisions about relationships and sex. When parents communicate frequently and openly, teenage children feel closer to them and more able to communicate.

By regularly talking about RSE topics at home you will help to take away some of the stigma by making it part of the everyday. You will also help your child understand the differences between what they may see online versus what they experience in real life.

RSE and PSHE Policies

Discover more about our RSE and PSHE delivery via the policies below.

RSE

PSHE