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St Mary’s Catholic Primary School ‘Faith in Education’

Relationships & Sex Education

At St Mary’s we aim, as part of our broad curriculum, to promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive taught programme of Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) education that gives all of our pupils the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live healthy, safe, productive and fulfilled lives, both now and in the future.


In 2020/21 the Department for Education announced changes to the PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculums following nationwide consultation. Therefore RSE along with Health Education is now statutory and forms part of the National Curriculum.


Our current PSHE curriculum weaves our Values work with our Science and RE curriculums as well as national days/weeks such as Anti-Bullying Week or Child Safety Week. The curriculum focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing and safeguarding. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own wellbeing.


 As parents you do have a right to withdraw your child from some lessons and this is explained in the FAQs


We recently consulted parents regarding our new RSE scheme of work from Ten:Ten called 'Life to the Full'. The final consultation report can be found below.


You can read our current PSHE and RSE policies and curriculum coverage documents on the Curriculum Page of the website.