Personal, Social and Health Education &
Relationships and Sex Education
PSHE Overview for Parents
Relationships and Sex Education overview
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At Sacred Heart 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 must have 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 or through Science, PE and RE lessons and each will be informed by the other.
We aim to teach the PSHE curriculum, through a weekly PSHE programme called Coram Education. Coram is a whole school programme from EYFS to year 6. It brings together emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. As part of the school ethos, Coram enhances and brings to life the British Values and SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) curriculum.
As a Catholic school, we have decided to adopt ‘Life to the Full’ by ‘Ten Ten’ to deliver RSE in our school. Ten Ten is an award-winning Catholic educational organisation that is well-respected and very experienced in this field of work, this scheme has been approved by our diocese. All the sessions are age-appropriate and meet the needs of all pupils in the class.
The Life to the Full programme is based on ‘A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service which was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education. Therefore, we have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of the children of Sacred Heart.
The programme adopts a spiral approach so that as children go through the programme year-after-year, their learning will develop and grow, with each stage building on the last.