At St Anne's Catholic Primary School, we are committed to the education of the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. This includes the teaching of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) at a level which is appropriate to the age and stage of development of our children. We believe that the teaching about human love and relationships includes the teachings of Jesus at its core and promote Catholic virtues as well as equipping all children with the clear and scientific information they need to maintain successful and happy relationships and healthy minds and bodies.
RSE and PSHE may be taught explicitly and each will be informed by the other.
Three key themes, in RSE, will be explored:
Our whole school intent for RSE
Our implementation of RSE
Our RSE Curriculum is enhanced with additional National and Diocesan programmes such as ‘Ten:Ten – Life to the Full’ and will be taught alongside the PSHE Curriculum; which seeks to promote both mental and physical wellbeing including drugs and alcohol education. Life to the Full is a programme in Relationship Education for Catholic primary schools throughout the UK.
RSE is taught with a spiral approach to learning, the programme includes teaching about personal health, physical and emotional well-being, strong emotions, private parts of the body, personal relationships, family structures, trusted adults, growing bodies, puberty, periods, life cycles, the dangers of social media, where babies come from, an understanding of the Common Good and living in the wider world.
The entire teaching is underpinned with a Christian faith 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.