Catholic Schools, like all other schools in England are required to produce a written policy following the guidance issued by the Department of Education on Relationships and Health Education (RHE) and health education. The DfE guidance can be found here. Catholic schools are required to deliver RHE in accordance with the teaching of the church. This approach is compatible with the guidance issued by the DfE.
"RHE is part of the mission of Catholic schools to educate the whole person. It should be carried out as part of the holistic education which seeks to form as well as inform young people in preparation for adult life." (Catholic Education Service)
The statutory implementation for 'Relationships and Health Education' has now been delayed until the summer term 2021; due to Covid 19. When implemented, it will become a statutory subject for all primary schools and secondary schools in England.
St. Mary's Catholic Primary School is working in partnership with TenTen Resources to ensure the school implements a fully compliant curriculum and RHE Policy for Relationships Education (RHE) from Summer 2021. TenTen Resources are used widely across many Catholic schools in England. The Catholic Education Service have approved TenTen curriculum content and standard of resources to ensure schools undertake their statutory duty.
The Governing Board and Senior Leadership team of the school have initially agreed a Model Policy. St. Mary's Catholic Primary School have used the Diocese of Westminster's Model RHE Policy in order to develop the vision and curriculum for primary RSE.
Please see the model policy below.
The Ten:Ten curriculum map and a booklet explaining it's content went out to parents and carers for full consultation June 2020.
Please see key documents below which relate to the intent, implementation and required impact for the teaching of RHE. If you have lost your Ten:Ten parent portal login then please contact the school office who will reissue this to you.