Citizenship and RSE

Citizenship and RSE


Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum. Biological aspects of RSE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in Religious Education (RE) at Key Stage 3.

The aims of relationships and sex education (RSE) at our school are to: 

  • Provide a framework 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 sexuality and relationships 
  • Teach pupils the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies 

We want our students to embody our value of respect by being considerate towards others, acting responsibly and sensitively to others so that both they and wider society benefit. We want your child to develop a positive sense of self awareness and self-esteem whilst also understanding the development of relationships within families, in friendships and wider contexts. 

Curriculum overview: 

Y7 to  Y9 receive a one-hour lesson of Citizenship per fortnight. 

Y10 and Y11 receive a 40-minute form time session per week dedicated to the Citizenship curriculum. 

Topics covered: 

Across all Key Stages, pupils will be supported with developing the following skills: 

  • Communication, including how to manage changing relationships and emotions 
  • Recognising and assessing potential risks 
  • Assertiveness 
  • Seeking help and support when required 
  • Informed decision-making 
  • Self-respect and empathy for others 
  • Recognising and maximising a healthy lifestyle 
  • Managing conflict 
  • Discussion and group work 

These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life taking care to ensure that there is no stigmatisation of children based on their home circumstances (families can include single parent families, LGBT parents, families headed by grandparents, adoptive parents, foster parents/carers amongst others), along with reflecting sensitively that some children may have a different structure of support around them (for example: looked after children or young carers). 


Our curriculum is designed to strengthen students’ resilience to successfully cope with the challenges they will face in their lives, to help them in developing a respectful moral code and instilling in them ambition to achieve their potential in the Salford community and world beyond. 

To view the curriculum for Citizenship (including Relationship and Sex Education) 

Click here for Year 7 

Click here for Year 8 

Click here for Year 9 

Click here for Year 10 

Click here for Year 11