( Relationship, Sex and Health Education)
What is R.S.H.E.?
Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) is lifelong learning about physical, moral, social and emotional development. It is the understanding of the importance of marriage and family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care.
At St. Teresa’s, in conjunction with Salford Diocese, our mission is to educate our children with Christ at the centre, and thus all that we teach is focussed upon Catholic values and morals and 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 relationships 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.
In the academic year 2020/21, Relationship Education and Health Education became statutory in all primary schools in England. This new subject will build on the non-statutory lessons we have previously taught in RSHE.
Alongside our PSHE sessions and our RE and Science lessons, we have adopted Life to the Full by Ten Ten Resources to enhance and support the children with their RSHE learning. 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.
Ten Ten provided an online Parent Consultation Tool. This is a simple-to-follow, short online course which:
- Outlines the statutory changes that will take place.
- Articulates a vision for Catholic Relationships and Health Education.
- Explains how Life to the Full aims to help us fulfil the statutory curriculum with a Catholic ethos.
- Provides some information about key decisions we need to make, in consultation with parents.
- Answers some Frequently Asked Questions.
Ten Ten have also provided an Online Parent Portal which will be a tool we can use throughout the year to keep you informed and updated about the work we are doing in school.
To take part in the consultation, please do the following:
- Access the Parent Consultation Tool here:
- You will need the following login credentials for our school:
Please follow the links below to view the school’s RSHE Policy, based on the model from the Catholic Education Service (CES), and the RSHE Overview.