RSHE at St Mary's
From September 2020, RSHE (relationship, sex, health education) became a statutory requirement to teach in schools. To ensure that our children are accessing a broad and balanced curriculum that is also in line with the teachings of the Catholic Church, we subscribed to an exciting new and interactive programme called Ten:Ten - Life to the full.
Life to the full
Taught with a spiral approach to learning in which pupils will revisit the same topics at an age-appropriate stage through their school life, the programme includes teaching about personal health, physical and emotional well-being, strong emotions, private parts of the body, personal relationships, family structures, trusted adults, growing bodies, puberty, periods, life cycles, the dangers of social media, where babies come from, an understanding of the Common Good and living in the wider world.
The entire teaching is underpinned with a Christian faith understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.
We have had three wonderful guest speakers in school to tell us all about their career journeys: Father Marco, Julia Bridgewater MBE (NHS manager) and Rose Sedgwick (Veterinary surgeon). We also thought about the importance of money and saving!