‘I HAVE COME THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE LIFE AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL’
Our vision for RHE at St Joseph's
Relationships and Health Education (RHE) has become a statutory subject for all schools from September 2020 and 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).
At St Joseph’s, our Relationships and Health Education (RHE) curriculum seeks to prepare children for the rich, diverse and sometimes difficult lives they face both in school and in the wider world. Through personal empowerment, we provide children with the knowledge and understanding that they are all made in the image and likeness of God, which underpins the approach to all education in our Catholic school. They are taught to show empathy and respect to thy neighbour, whilst also developing a profound sense of self-esteem, confidence and resilience. Through our curriculum, the children will learn how to recognise unhealthy relationships, protect themselves on line and are able to recognise and respond to the needs of our mental/physical health. Our children have the hope to seek appropriate support and safeguard themselves from difficulties, in an age-appropriate manner. Our flexible RHE curriculum is inspired by Ten:Ten (Life to the full), ensuring that it meets the statutory RHE guidance.
What does RHE look like at St Joseph's?
We will deliver this teaching through the prism of Catholic RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education). 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.
At Joseph's, we are using 'Life to the Full' which upholds and values the Catholic faith. It has been fully funded by the Catholic Education Service. Please read below to find out more:
'Life to the Full' is a fully resourced Scheme of Work in Relationships and Health Education (RHE) for Catholic primary schools which embraces and fulfils the new statutory curriculum. 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 wellbeing, 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 religious 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.'
RHE progression of objectives - module 1.pdf
RHE progression of objectives - module 2.pdf
RHE progression of objectives - module 3.pdf
Other useful links for Relationships and Health Education
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This will give you access the lessons taught in school, supported by suggestions for a follow up activity that you can do with your child with at home. You will also have access to the Gospel being delivered each week in Liturgical Prayer, supported by key learning which you may want to share with your child.