Relationships and Health Education
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 eduction, relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education. The DfE guidance can be found here. Catholic schools are required to deliver Relationships education in accordance with the teachings of the church. This approach is compatible with the guidance issued by the DfE.
RSE 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 Education' has been delayed until the Summer term 2021 due to COVID-19. From April 2021, RHE (Relationships and Health Education) will become a statutory subject for all primary schools and RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) will become a statutory subject for all secondary schools in England.
A draft statutory guidance for governing bodies, head teachers, principals, senior leadership teams and teachers was published in February 2019 by the Department for Education. For Catholic schools, this new curriculum provides challenges and opportunities. (TenTen Resources)
St. Wulstan’s R.C. Primary School is working in partnership with TenTen Resources to ensure the school implements a fully compliant Policy for Relationships Education (RHE) from the Summer term 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 agreed the RHE Policy. St. Wulstan’s R.C. Primary School was guided by the Diocese of Leeds Model RSE/RHE Policy in order to develop the vision and curriculum for primary Relationship and Health Education.
St. Wulstan’s held a consultation with parents in Autumn 2020. The school received little feedback or queries from parents at that time.
Please see the school's Relationship and Health Education Policy and curriculum documents for your perusal. If parents/carers wish to discuss any aspects of this curriculum subject content, please feel free to speak to the Headteacher or our Subject Lead, Mrs. Sturgess.
We also access Picture News. Picture News is a weekly news discussion resource, to encourage children to talk about what's happening in the world! Weekly current affairs packs for schools are delivered to school encouraging curiosity about local and global issues. There are 'big questions', virtual assemblies and resources for children aged 3-16. Picture News develops critical thinking skills, helps children to find their voice and to treat others with respect and empathy so they can make the choice to become passionate, responsible global citizens. https://www.picture-news.co.uk/
Click here for RSE policy
Click here for TenTen overview
Click here for EYFS overview
Click here for Key Stage 1 overview
Click here for Lower Key Stage 2 overview
Click here for Upper Key Stage 2 overview