PSHE and RSHE 2023 - 2024

PSHE  Education and RSHE 

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Relationships, Sex and Health Education 

Curriculum Statement

At All Saints Catholic Primary School, we aim to give children a broad experience of PSHE topics, allowing them the time to understand their own bodies and how to keep them healthy; both mentally and physically. Children have opportunities to discuss scenarios, ask questions and develop an understanding of how to keep themselves safe, as well as learning how school and other supportive agencies facilitate this.

RSE is included in the PSHE curriculum. We provide clear communication to parents about what is taught in RSE lessons. The relationships aspect of the curriculum is statutory. However parents, should they deem it necessary, can choose to withdraw their child from the sex element of these lessons. This should only happen after discussion with relevant staff members. 

We aim to build high levels of competence in the subject specific skills of:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Internet Safety including the harms
  • Physical health & fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Drugs, alcohol & tobacco education (including vaping)
  • Health & Prevention
  • Basic First Aid
  • Changing adolescent body

PSHE is taught through the framework of the 2014 National Curriculum, using detailed advice from the DFE’s Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSE). At All Saints we use a spiral curriculum approach to teaching PSHE, using a combination of resources to allow a rich coverage across the breadth of the curriculum; tailoring it to the needs of our school demographics whilst keeping our Catholic values at the core of our curriculum. We enhance our curriculum through the use of schemes of work to aid the delivery of the the statutory RSE curriculum in line with Diocesan guidance. An outline of these schemes can be seen below. 

No Outsiders (coverage of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010)

This resource allows the protected characteristics (age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation) to be embedded into our curriculum thus promoting equality for all whilst celebrating living in a community full of difference and diversity. The use of books to teach the protected characteristics ensures that children are taught using age appropriate resources. The format of the planning allows a whole school approach that is consistent.

Journey in Love

A Journey in Love is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Relationships and Sex Education, and has been written as a progressive scheme of work that supports Religious Education, PSHE and Science taught within school. All Saints Catholic Primary School is a place where Governors, Staff and Parents desire that the spirit and principles of the Gospel permeate all aspects of school life.Within the context of this Christian community, we aim to foster the harmonious development of each child spiritually, morally, intellectually, emotionally, socially, aesthetically and physically.

Our approach to Relationship and Sex Education will be a positive one because everything in creation was found by God “to be very good” (Gen.1:31). This affirmation of the fundamental goodness of the human person is further emphasised by the gift of the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus. Thus in all matters to do with creation we need to celebrate the good we have been given in this gift. This is particularly true of our education in sexuality. 

Please see the summary of planned teaching for each year group

Nursery: Wonder at God’s love

Reception: God loves each of us in our uniqueness

Year One: We meet God’s love in our family

Year Two: We meet God’s love in the community

Year Three: How we live in love

Year Four: God loves us in our differences

Year Five: God loves me in my changing and development

Year Six: The wonder of God’s love in creating new life


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