At the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year, Relationships Education and Health Education became statutory in all primary schools in England.
As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. The education of children in human sexuality is an important, precious and privileged responsibility.
At St Mary's we use the RSHE programme Ten:Ten, Live Life to the Full and A Journey In Love to deliver the RSHE curriculum.
‘A Journey in Love’ is a resource that is the recommended programme of study by the diocese of Nottingham for Catholic Primary schools for Relationship and Sex Education. It has been written as a progressive scheme of work for all individual year groups that supports Religious Education, PSHE and the Science curriculum already taught within a primary school. The programme has, as its foundation, the belief that we are made in the image and likeness of God and as a consequence, gender and sexuality are God’s gift and reflect God’s beauty. Each stage of growth is delivered through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks and activities. Reflections will focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development. As children progress through school, they will discover more and more about themselves and the wider world.
Life to the Full has been approved by our diocese. Furthermore, Ten Ten have entered into a partnership with the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education to provide training for teachers in Catholic schools on the subject of the new statutory curriculum. Therefore, we are confident that this programme is a very good fit for our school.
Ten:Ten have provided an online Parent Consultation Tool. This is a simple-to-follow, short online course which:
- Outlines the statutory changes that will take place.
- Articulates a vision for Catholic Relationships and Health Education.
- Explains how Life to the Full aims to help us fulfil the statutory curriculum with a Catholic ethos.
- Provides some information about key decisions we need to make, in consultation with parents.
- Answers some Frequently Asked Questions
In order to access the Parent Consultation Tool please follow the link below:
The log in details will be provided in an RSE letter that you will have received.
We would like to have your feedback on this, and particularly on the key decisions that we need to take regarding the teaching of certain topics. We have decided to open a consultation period during which we welcome your feedback.
Our up to to date RSHE policy can be found below by downloading it from our website. Below you will also find the link for a survey for parental responses regarding the new statutory curriculum.
The deadline for your response is Friday 15th October 2021.
We will consider responses to the consultation