Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
At St Margaret Catholic Primary School, Relationships, Sex and Health Education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. The education of children in human sexuality is an important, precious and privileged responsibility. The Church teaches us that this is very much a partnership with parents, in which parents are the ‘first educators’ of their children on these matters; ultimately, you confer on us the right to co-educate your children with you.
Statutory Guidance mapping
To deliver our RSE programme we are using “Life to the full” by Ten Ten. Ten Ten is a fully resourced scheme of work in Relationships and Health Education (RSE) for Primary Schools. Ten Ten is an award-winning Catholic educational organisation that is well-respected and very experienced in this field of work. Life to the Full has been approved by our diocese.
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.
The Ten Ten resources cover all of the Statutory elements of RHE. We supplement this with additional work explicitly on PSHE in the summer term but also through Science, Computing, RE and other areas of the curriculum.
Link to parent session