RSE Policy 2021

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 and sex education (RSE). 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) 

From September 2020, ‘Relationships Education’ became a statutory subject for all primary schools and ‘Relationships and Sex Education’ will become a statutory subject for all secondary schools in England. At St. Mary’s we are using the TenTen Resources to ensure the school implements a fully compliant curriculum and RSE Policy for Relationships Education (RSE). TenTen Resources are used widely across many Catholic schools in England and are used in all BKCAT Schools. The Catholic Education Service have approved TenTen curriculum content and standard of resources to ensure schools undertake their statutory duty.