Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education: PSHE develops fully-rounded children who are healthy, sociable and emotionally literate. Our curriculum for PSHE includes moral, social and cultural education, focusing on health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world. British Values are at the heart of our PSHE programme and we aim to prepare children for life in modern Britain today. PSHE also helps pupils develop and apply skills and attitudes to allow them to become full and active citizens in our wider global community.
Relationships and Sex Education: The belief in the unique dignity of the human person made in the image and likeness of God underpins the approach to all education in a Catholic school. Our approach to RSE therefore is rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching of the human person and presented in a positive framework of Christian ideals.
At the heart of the Christian life is the Trinity; Father, Son and Spirit in communion, united in loving relationship and embracing all people and all creation. As a consequence of the Christian belief that we are made in the image and likeness of God, gender and sexuality are seen as God’s gift, reflect God’s beauty, and share in the divine creativity. RSE, therefore, will be placed firmly within the context of relationship aligned with our school’s Catholic ethos as it is there that sexuality grows and develops. RSE will be firmly embedded in the PSHE framework, acknowledging that all pupils have a fundamental right to have their life respected whatever their family situation.
The RSE policy and resources that the school uses have been consulted upon with staff, governors and parents.