Personal Social and Health Education
At St Thomas' we teach the statutory Relationships and Health Education through Ten Ten’s new programme for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full. This teaches the statutory element of the curriculum within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.
Given that RHE (Relationships and Health Education) is a statutory subject for all schools from September 2020, we are embracing “the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life” by giving pupils knowledge “that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships” (DFE Statutory Guidance).
We will deliver this teaching through the prism of Catholic RSHE. The framework of our programme is taken from the Model Catholic RSE Programme by the Catholic Education Service, which has been highlighted by the Department of Education as a work of good practice.
"In PSHE, we learn about how we can look after ourselves and our bodies to make sure we stay healthy."
"We learn about how we can be respectful and demonstrate the Catholic values in our lives."
"I enjoy PSHE because we have lots of discussions about important things."
"In PSHE, we learn how we can be valuable members of our community."