RSE stands for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education.
St Swithun Wells' Catholic Primary School ensures that teaching of love and sexual relationships work in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church and the humanity of Christ, how we must live well in our relationships with others and folllow the Christian virtues of our faith. It is our vision for Relationship and Sex Education in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Westminster that pupils would learn how to foster healthy relationships and friendships in light of the wisdom of the Church.
Pupils will flourish when they truly understand their innate human dignity, love and appreciation of themselves, including respect for their bodies, and the way they were made by God.
RSHE (Relationship, Sex, Health and Education) Curriculum Intent Statement
St Swithun Wells is committed to the education of the whole child (spiritual, physical, intellectual, moral, social, cultural, emotional). In line with the requirements of the Catholic Diocese of Schools the focus of RSHE teaching is on “teaching the fundamental building blocks and characteristics of positive relationships, with particular reference to friendships, family relationships, and relationships with other children”. This would include the topics of families and the people of who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, online relationships and being safe. RSHE is an integral part of this education through the statutory teaching of Health Education (Mental wellbeing; Internet safety and harms; Physical health and fitness; Healthy eating; Drugs, alcohol and tobacco; Health and prevention; Basic first aid; Changing adolescent body) and National Curriculum Science. We will endeavour to raise pupils’ self-esteem, help them to grow in knowledge and understanding, recognise the value of all persons and develop caring and sensitive attitudes. It is in this context that we commit ourselves, in partnership with parents, to provide pupils and young people with a “positive and prudent sexual education” which is compatible with their physical, cognitive, psychological, and spiritual maturity, and rooted in a Catholic vision of education and the human person.
RSHE (Relationships and Sex Education) Curriculum Implementation Statement
Whilst promoting Catholic values and virtues and teaching in accordance with Church teaching, we ensure that pupils are offered a balanced programme by providing an RSHE programme that offers a range of viewpoints. We follow the Ten: Ten Resource programme and adapt where this is needed. Pupils will also receive clear scientific information as well as covering the aspects of the law pertaining to RSHE. Knowing about facts and enabling young people to explore differing viewpoints is not the same as promoting behaviour and is not incompatible with our school’s promotion of Catholic teaching. We will ensure that pupils have access to the learning they need to stay safe, healthy and understand their rights as individuals.
At St Swithun Wells, we follow the programme of study written by Ten Ten called Life to the Full. This is a fully resources Scheme of Work in Relationships and Health Education for Catholic Primary Schools which embraces and fulfils the new statutory curriculum.
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