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RSE Curriculum

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

 

Intent

Aims of Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and The Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement commits us to the education of the whole child (spiritual, physical, intellectual, moral, social, cultural, emotional) and we believe that RSE is an integral part of this education. Furthermore, our school aims state that we will endeavour to raise pupils’ self-esteem, help them to grow in knowledge and understanding, recognise the value of all persons and develop caring and sensitive attitudes. It is in this context that we commit ourselves: In partnership with parents, to provide children and young people with a “positive and prudent sexual education” which is compatible with their physical, cognitive, psychological, and spiritual maturity, and rooted in a Catholic vision of education and the human person.

Implementation

Our program will cover three aspects of RSE: attitudes and values, knowledge and understanding, and personal and social skills and will be provided in three inter-related ways:

  • the whole school / ethos dimension;
  • a cross-curricular dimension and
  • a specific relationships and sex curriculum.

Ss. PP has invested in the Diocesan and CES approved scheme ‘Life to the Full’ Ten: Ten Program to teach Relationship Education and Health Education. This scheme has been recommended by the Bishop of Shrewsbury and ensures that RSE is taught within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church. The scheme, which is fully resourced, is taught with a spiral approach to learning so that pupils revisit the same topics at an age-appropriate stage through their school life. The entire teaching is underpinned with a religious understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.

Each year group will receive 20 sessions over the course of an academic year, but many of the themes will be re-capped in other curriculum areas such as RE, Science and PSHE.

The ‘Life to the Full’ scheme is separated into 4 phases – Early Years (due to be released in September 2021), Key Stage 1 (years 1 & 2), Lower Key Stage2 (years 3 & 4) and Upper Key Stage 2 (years 5 & 6).

Within each phase there are 3 modules: created and loved by God; Created to Love Others; Created to live in a Community. Within those phases there are 3 units.

This is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire children. It 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 is an online parent platform so that parents can engage with the teaching and deepen the experience for their child. To access the online parent platform please contact the school office for the details and visit:

www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal

Our RSE policy can be viewed under the policy page on our website.