Why is RSE important?
’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).
From September 2020, the Government has made Relationship and Health Education statutory for all primary schools. To fulfil this statutory requirement, we are launching a new programme by Ten:Ten, called Life to the Full. Ten:Ten Resources are widely used across many Catholic schools in England, and The Catholic Education Service have approved the Ten:Ten curriculum content and standard of resources to ensure schools undertake their statutory duty.
Further to our consultation regarding the new statutory curriculum subject, Relationship and Health Education, we are pleased to let you know that our school has decided to adopt the programme, Life to the Full, produced by the Catholic educational organisation, Ten Ten Resources.
The Ten Ten programme is based on the structure of ‘A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service. This model curriculum was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education so we therefore have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of your child.
Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and, indeed, you as parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.
Life to the Full is intended to be partnership between home, school and church. We hope that our new programme, Life to the Full, will further develop, support and enrich the partnership between home, school and church so that your child is fully supported in their journey.
When & how is RSE taught?
The programme adopts a spiral curriculum approach, so that as your child goes through the programme year-after-year, the learning will develop and grow, with each stage building on the last. It follows the basic structure outlined in the information below:
Parents and carers can also engage with the teaching and deepen the experience for your child. To access the online parent platform please visit: www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal and enter the following details:
School Username: st-mathew-ne32
School Password: paper-14-ne32