Westgate Academy

Learning and Growing Together

RSE Consultation

Our aim is to equip children to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It contributes to personal development by helping pupils to build confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choice and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. To develop an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others, will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for their futures and better enjoy and manage their lives.


Following nationwide consultation, The Department for Education has made changes to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) which came into effect from September 2020 and all schools are required to comply with the updated requirements. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools have been given additional time to implement and to consult with families around the curriculum that they will be using in school and launch the RHE elements of the new curriculum in the next academic year; 2021-2022.


In light of the guidance, we have reviewed our PSHE (including RHE & RSE) curriculum and policy so we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their:

  • Age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • The values of our school community
  • Every pupil’s learning needs


Please take some time to view the policy, the Intent, Implementation and Impact document and DfE guidance before completing the contact form. Thank you for taking the time to read this information and we look forward to your responses.

Foreword from Gavin Williamson, MP - Secretary of State for Education

Government Guide for Parents & Carers

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact - PSHE and RSE


Consultation comments regarding the updated RSE PSHE Policy for January 2022

Please feel free to read our draft version of the PSHE and RSE policy that has been prepared for review in January 2022. We would very much welcome any feedback you may have as this will help shape our curriculum.