The DfE guidance states that “children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way”. It is about the development of the pupil’s knowledge and understanding of her or him as a sexual being, about what it means to be fully human, called to live in right relationships with self and others and being enabled to make moral decisions in conscience. In primary schools, the focus should be on “teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children and with adults.” This would include the topics of families and the people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships and being safe.
Statutory curriculum requirements
We are legally required to teach those aspects of RSE which are statutory parts of National Curriculum Science.
Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RHSE) and PSHE (personal, Social, Health, Economic) will be taught through the prism of Catholic RHE. The framework of our RHSE curriculum comes from ‘Life to the full’, an accredited programme from the model Catholic RSE Programme by the Catholic Education Service, which has been highlighted by the Department of Education as a work of good practice. The aims of Relationships Education are further supported by interventions, extracurricular and enrichment activities we provide. For example, developing a Healthy School, social skills interventions and Anti-bullying week.
Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and, indeed, you as parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.
In addition, there will be an online parent platform so parent and carers can engage with the teaching and deepen the experience for your child.
To access the online parent platform please visit: www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal
If you no longer have your parental login information, please contact the office.