Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Statutory From Summer Term 2021
In the summer term, Relationships Education and Health Education will become statutory in all primary schools in England. This for us will build on the non-statutory lessons we have always taught in RSE at St. Mary’s.
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.
We have been researching various programmes that are available and have decided to adopt Life to the Full by Ten Ten Resources. We actually originally purchased this programme for use in the 2019-2020 school year as we felt it supported the work the school was already doing but then the world went into lock down and other priorities took over.
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. 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.
Through their programme, Ten Ten understand the foundational role that parents have in educating and nurturing their children on these matters. Within the programme, they have built in resources which will not only keep you informed about what is being taught in school, but will also give you the opportunity to engage your children in discussion, activity and prayer.
We are required to consult when a new statutory subject is introduced into the curriculum and would like to have your feedback on our approach so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any comments, questions etc. before the end of the spring term.
As part of our subscription to Life to the Full an Online Parent Portal is provided for parents.
Parents should visit the following webpage https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal/
The parent login is as follows:
St Mary's Policy for Relationships and Sex Education 2020
RSE Curriculum 2020
Programme Life To The Full Overview
Life To The Full Programme Pathway