Gilbert Inglefield Academy


Head of PSHEE & RE Department: Mrs. R. Read
E-mail address:

Mrs. J. Hurst is covering Mrs. Read's maternity leave. Mrs. Hurst's email is

Relationships and Sexual Health Education (RSE) lessons take place in PSHEE lessons in the summer term. The purpose of RSE is to provide knowledge and understanding of how the human body changes during puberty and how to form healthy, safe relationships. Pupils will learn about the processes of human reproduction, within the context of relationships based on love and respect. They will develop attitudes and an understanding which will help them to form relationships in a responsible and healthy manner. They will gain an appreciation of the value of stable family life, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage. 

 RSE lessons contain accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood. We aim to establish an awareness of the importance of stable family life and relationships, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage.

 Pupils will be building on their learning which has been taught progressively since they started school. The pupils will cover these topics:

  • Year 5: Growing up, body changes, hygiene habits

  • Year 6: Love, Marriage and Relationships, physical and emotional changes

  • Year 7: Healthy relationships, contraception

  • Year 8: Sexually transmitted infections, relationships, marriage

 Parents are welcome to contact me to discuss the programme, to view any of the teaching materials used, or to raise any concerns they have.

.Our school RSE policy can be found on this website. Parents can withdraw their children from all or part of sex education that does not form part of the statutory National Curriculum.