Relationships and Sex Education & Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
God in His Love has created each one of us as unique. Christ is therefore at the very heart of our school. Each member of our school community, adults and children are on a journey. It is our role to teach the Gospel values of trust, honesty, forgiveness and loving and caring for one another as an essential part of our everyday life. All of our curriculum must reflect these values and in our search for excellence, each individual must be encouraged to use God’s gift fully to realise his/her potential.
Our Mission Statement, “We live, love and learn together in the light of the life of Christ” commits us to the education of the whole child (spiritual, physical, intellectual, moral, social, cultural, emotional) and we believe that RSE is an integral part of this education. As a school we follow the Ten Ten scheme for RSE on a two-year cycle. We then incorporate PSHE objectives when possible and teach them discreetly if needed.
Furthermore, our school aims state that we will endeavour to raise pupils’ self-esteem, help them to grow in knowledge and understanding, recognise the value of all persons and develop caring and sensitive attitudes. It is in this context that we commit ourselves: In partnership with parents, to provide children and young people with a “positive and prudent sexual education” which is compatible with their 4 RSE and PSHE Policy May 2023 physical, cognitive, psychological, and spiritual maturity, and rooted in a Catholic vision of education and the human person.
Through the journey of learning and most importantly faith, we strive to create a safe and disciplined environment, where pupils can learn, flourish and fulfil their God-given potential. These values are further supported by the Jesuit virtues which are essential in responding to God’s call to love others with a proper respect for their dignity and the dignity of the human body. The Jesuit virtues have been devised by the Jesuit community. Fr. Adrian and the Jesuit Institute have allowed the Archdiocese of Birmingham to use and develop their materials to create the Catholic Schools Pupil Profile (CSPP).