In the academic year 2020/21, Relationships Education and Health Education will become statutory in all primary schools in England. This new subject will build on the non-statutory lessons we have previously taught in RSE.
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.
Life to the Full has been approved by our diocese. Furthermore, Ten Ten have entered into a partnership with the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education to provide training for teachers in Catholic schools on the subject of the new statutory curriculum. Therefore, we are confident that this programme is a very good fit for our school.
We would like to have your feedback on our approach, and particularly on the key decisions that we need to take regarding the teaching of certain topics.
You will need the login credentials that have been sent to all parents on the letter that was sent.
Our Draft RSE Policy has been updated to reflect our programme of study. It has been devised by the CES for all Catholic Primary and Secondary schools. Please read this document as part of the consultation.
The documents below will offer further support and guidance:
When you have read all the information, please complete our consultation survey by Thursday 8th April. The link is on the letter that was sent to parents.