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Relationships and Sex Education
Relationships and Sex Education at Manchester Enterprise Academy
What is Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)?
RSE is about the emotional, social and cultural development of pupils, and involves learning about relationships, sexual health, sexuality, healthy lifestyles, diversity and personal identity. RSE is not about the promotion of sexual activity.
The government recently changed the law around the statutory duty of schools and student’s legal entitlement to Relationships and Sex Education, as part of its review into relationships and sex education in England. It is a statutory requirement that all schools in England and Wales teach Relationships and Sex Education as a fundamental part of their curriculum.
At Manchester Enterprise Academy we believe in ‘A Fantastic Future for All’ of our students and our RSE curriculum supports this ethos. As part of our students’ education, we promote wellbeing and personal development through a comprehensive RSE education programme, as part of our Fantastic Futures curriculum. RSE gives young people the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy and productive lives, meeting their full potential.
We believe that promoting the health and well-being of our pupils is an important part of their overall education. We believe that it is necessary for young people to learn about personal safety and relationships, in an age-relevant and age-appropriate way.
RSE at MEA provides an opportunity for all students to:
- Learn about themselves and others;
- Understand how to be safe and healthy, now and into their futures;
- Understand how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way;
- Learn about wellbeing and mental health;
- Develop resilience;
- Become equipped with the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and know where to receive support if problems arise.