RSE & PSHE
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
Since September 2020, schools must teach relationships education in key stages 1 and 2, relationships and sex education in key stages 3 and 4, and health education in key stages 1 to 4.
As a Catholic College, 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.
At the heart of all our learning is our Catholic faith. In order to fulfil the whole range of learning intentions and build on each year group's learning, our governors have agreed on the Ten:Ten RSE Programme 'Life to The Full'.
‘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 the college.
Parents/carers can access Parent Communication Tool:
The Parent Communication Tool provides with parents with an online tutorial about the vision, structure and content of Life to the Full.
Parents/carers can also access the Online Parent Portal which contains:
- An overview of the programme, 'Life to the Full'
- Guidance for parents on the content of lessons
- Activities that can be undertaken at home to support the delivery of the programme
Please take the time to read through our Relationships and Sex Education Policy which sets our the college's approach to Catholic RSE.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
The intent of our PSHE curriculum is to equip our young people with essential skills in life in order to flourish as men and women for others. Lessons are carefully planned and resourced in order to advance the knowledge, skills, attributes and the virtues we seek to develop in our young people.
Through lessons, pupils will learn how to stay safe and healthy, build and maintain successful and healthy relationships and become active citizens, responsibly participating in society around them; being active in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.
PSHE aims to cover a wide range of the social and emotional aspects of learning, enabling children to develop their self-esteem as active, confident members of their parishes and community. The themes and topics support social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and provide pupils with protective teaching on essential safeguarding issues, developing their knowledge of when and how they can ask for help.
The curriculum promotes pupils’ awareness and understanding of all the protected characteristics. Pupils will be taught explicitly to show respect for those who share the protected characteristics. This is completed age-appropriately across KS3-KS5.
A high-quality citizenship education helps to provide pupils with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society. Our citizenship lessons foster pupils’ awareness and understanding of democracy, government and how laws are made and upheld. Our teaching of citizenship equips pupils with the skills and knowledge to explore political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It also prepares pupils to take their place in society, working for the common good, to manage their money well and make sound financial decisions.