We aim to provide a suitable programme that follows the statutory need to include RSHE, and which meets the ethos of our Catholic identity and mission.
The purpose of this Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is to support pupils through their spiritual, moral, social, emotional and physical development, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life growing up in today’s world.
Our mission embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people. Through an agreed approach to Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) we will be using the Archdiocesan recommended resource ‘Journey In Love' 2020. We believe that, through using this we can promote the development of the whole child, so that children can grow in Virtue, wisdom and stature, understanding both the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing spiritually, as well as moral aspects of relationships within a context of a Christian vision for the purpose of life.
The other aspects of the statutory curriculum intent will be met by using TEN:TEN Life to the Full, an RSHE scheme of work to develop pupil’s knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work. We aim to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking. We have chosen to use TEN:TEN Life to the Full as this is fully underpinned in the Catholic ethos and values.
TEN:TEN Life to the Full will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
- To have a sense of purpose
- To value self and others
- To form relationships
- To make and act on informed decisions
- To communicate effectively
- To work with others
- To respond to challenge
- To be an active partner in their own learning
- To be active citizens within the local community
- To explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- To become healthy and fulfilled individuals
As well as within our RSHE lessons there are numerous other subjects taught and resources used within school that meet the needs of our pupils within the RSHE framework. These are:
- Come and See – RE
- ‘Journey in Love’
- ‘No Outsiders’
- Science National Curriculum – all year groups’ programme of study
- PE National Curriculum
- Theme day/weeks/months e.g. Anti-Bullying Week
RSHE contributes to the British Values agenda, through the direct teaching of information, the ethos and values of the school, the way staff and children behave together and through the experiential learning children enjoy in lessons. Our RSHE curriculum also helps to support the Prevent Strategy by encouraging a sense of belonging. Pupils are taught about radicalisation and given advice and support to prevent them from being drawn into terrorism. We also use Picture News weekly to help support the British Values agenda and promote the UN rights of a child.