Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
The Department for Education has announced changes to relationships and sex education
The Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education
(England) Regulations 2019, made under sections 34 and 35 of the Children and Social
Work Act 2017, make Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving
primary education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all
pupils receiving secondary education. They also make Health Education compulsory
in all schools except independent schools. Personal, Social, Health and Economic
Education (PSHE) continues to be compulsory in independent schools.
This means that all children will be required to receive Relationships Education in Primary
and Secondary School. For all schools, Sex Education as part of the science curriculum
remains the same.
Sex Education as part of RSE for primary is not compulsory, however
schools may choose to deliver this as part of a timetabled PSHE programme.
These changes have begun to come into effect from September 2020 and all schools will be
required to comply with the updated requirements.
A Journey in Love
A Journey in Love is a resource created by Sister Jude Groden of BRES. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Sex and Relationship Education, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curricula taught within the school.
Throughout A Journey in Love, an aspect of the mystery of love is focused upon in each group, children and young people are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God’s creative love. This is reflected in each stage of a person’s growth in the Primary Years through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections which focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.
As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons and again these are treated with care and understanding.
A Journey in Love highlights the importance of parental input and children will be told to discuss their lessons at home. As a parent, you have the right to withdraw your child from Sex Education at anytime if you wish to do so.
Please find below the PowerPoint presentations for each year group:-