Relationships and Sex 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 Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education.
Catholic schools are required to deliver RSE in accordance with the teaching 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 now been delayed till the summer term 2021; due to Covid 19. When implemented, it will become a statutory subject for all primary schools and '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 privides challenges and opportunities. (TenTen Resources)
St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School is working in partnership with Ten:Ten Resources to ensure the school implements a fully compliant curriculum and RSE Policy for Relationships Education (RSE) from Summer 2021. Ten:Ten Resources are used widely across many Catholic schools in England. The Catholic Education Service have approved Ten:Ten curriculum content and standard of resources to ensure schools undertake their statutory duty.
Due to the interruption of service in school, we were unable to consult during summer 2020 so we will consult with parents and carers in the second half of the spring term 2021.
Please see our draft policy for RSE.