RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) is a compulsory subject, taught through the PSCHE curriculum. 

At David Nieper Academy, teaching will build on the knowledge acquired at primary and further develop pupils’ understanding of health, with an increased focus on risk areas such as drugs and alcohol, as well as introducing knowledge about intimate relationships and sex. Teaching about mental wellbeing is central to these subjects, especially as a priority for parents is their children’s happiness.

We know that children and young people are increasingly experiencing challenges, and that young people are at particular risk of feeling lonely. The new subject content will give them the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves and receive support if problems arise.

Please see the full PSCHE & Citizenship curriculum, outlined below. RSE is highlighted in green. 

If you have any queries regarding the PSCHE & Citizenship curriculum, or RSE, please do not hesitate to contact the Head of PSCHE & Citizenship at


RSE Parent Information

RSE Parent Letter – November 2021

RSE Parents Guide – November 2021

RSE Parents Guide – June 2020

RSE Parents Letter – June 2020


RSE Curriculum Intent