Relationships and Health Education (RHE)
RHE (Relationships and Health Education) 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).
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.'
Below is a link which will direct you to the Parent consultation tool. Please do take the time to look through this as it provides a great introduction to Life to the full:
Please find the latest parent newsletter for October 2022:
Please find the RSHE Policy below, written in collaboration with local RE leads within the diocese.