Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School


Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Stemming from our mission statement of every pupil at SEACA experiencing 'life in all its fullness', we seek to educate the whole person; spiritually, morally, emotionally, psychologically and physically towards Christian maturity.

Through our RSHE curriculum we seek to equip our pupils with the knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. We also seek to develop our pupils' capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks and challenges and to support our pupils to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know how to access support.

RSHE Policy


At Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, we have due regard for the DfE 2019 Statutory Guidance about Relationships, Sex and Health Education. As such, we are committed to consulting with parents, pupils and staff about the RSHE policy, the planned RSHE curriculum and areas of priority for the academic year.

Please find below the findings from the RSHE parental consultation. A copy of the RSHE policy can be found on our Policies page.

Current context

The COVID-19 pandemic had, and continues to have, a profound impact on our young people, not just academically but also mentally, emotionally and socially. In addition, Ofsted published a report into sexual abuse and harassment in schools in June 2021.

At Saint Edmund Arrowsmith, we have given due regard to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ofsted report into sexual abuse and harassment, along with scrutiny of our behaviour and safeguarding records and both pupil and parent voice, to identify the following priority topics and concepts for the 2023-24 academic year.