RSE at St. Andrew's
In the Academic Year 2020/21, Relationships Education and Health Education became statutory in all primary schools in England. This new subject builds 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 grant us the right to co-educate your children with you.
We chose to use Life to the Full by Ten Ten Resources to deliver these lessons. 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.
In order to seek parental feedback on our approach, and particularly on the key decisions that we need to take regarding the teaching of certain topics, we conducted a consultation period from the 28th April 2021 to the 21st May 2021. We received 8 responses to this consultation process. This feedback will further help to shape how we implement RSE as a Catholic primary school.
Units within the Life to the Full (TenTen) programme can be viewed at the following address:
You will need the following login credentials for our school:
o Username: st-andrew-sw16
o Password: cats&dogs