In the academic year 2020/21, Relationships Education and Health Education has become statutory ion all primary schools in England. This new subject will build on the non-statutory lessons we have previously taught in RSE. The commencement of this was delayed however, due to Covid-19 as it was not appropriate for this to be delivered remotely.
As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and culture development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. The education of children in human sexuality is an important, precious and privileged responsibility. The Church teaches us that this is very much a partnership with parents, in which the 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.
As a school we have researched various programmes that are available and have decided to adopt Life to the Full by Ten:Ten resources. Ten:Ten is an award winning Catholic education organization that is well respected and very experienced in this field. We will use this in conjunction with E4S (Education For Safeguarding) which has been developed by the West Sussex Education for Safeguarding Team.
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 Diocese for Education to provide training for teachers in Catholic schools on the subject of the new statutory curriculum. We are confident that the programme is a very good fit for our children at English Martyrs school.
Throughout their programme, Ten:Ten understand the foundational role that 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.
The PDF below gives information about the three core themes or 'modules' of Life to the Full and details of what the children will be learning about in Key Stage One, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.