George Dixon Academy

Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9GD

0121 566 6565


Health, Relationships and Sex Education RSE at GDA


Health, Relationships and Sex education is a compulsory part of the curriculum at George Dixon Academy.

The new RSE guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, will give young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and will help them take responsibility for their own well-being.

What is the aim of the new RSE curriculum?

The aim of the RSE curriculum is to provide our learners with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future. As a part of your child’s educational experience at George Dixon Academy, we aim to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive curriculum of Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education.

What have we done?

To comply with the updated requirements we have consulted with parents, reviewed our RSE policy, and conducted a subject audit to ensure that our RSE curriculum is appropriate for our learners based on their:

  • Age
  • Physical and emotional maturity
  • Religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Special educational needs and/or disabilities.

How will this be delivered?

RSE is delivered through many aspects of the curriculum. In addition, this guidance will form part of our academy’s PSHE education curriculum which is taught throughout the academy. It is monitored and reviewed regularly. All teaching in PSHE will take place in a safe learning environment and be underpinned by the academy’s ethos and values. A variety of opportunities will be provided for learners to ask questions to further their understanding and to find out more about what affects them personally.

Further information can be found here.

RSE Parent Handout

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