Curriculum Overview and Policy

Download: RSHE – Curriculum Overview [PDF]

Download: RSHE Policy 2021 [PDF]


School vision for RSHE

St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School provides a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded. Children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and be proud of their achievements, which will in turn prepare them for life in Britain today.

As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. It is our aim to provide the children of St Oswald’s, with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills they need to live healthy, safe, productive, fulfilled and responsible lives. The teaching and learning of RSHE supports and upholds this vision and is underpinned by the Catholic faith. From September 2020, relationships education became statutory in all primary schools in England.

RSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood. By teaching pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective RSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils. Resourcefulness, Resilience, Respectfulness and Responsibility are all qualities championed by our school.

RSHE is taught across all key stages in school. The teaching and learning in our school is enriched through visits, visitors, themed weeks and extra-curricular activities. One RSHE lesson is delivered weekly and work is evidenced in year group RSHE books.

RSHE will be delivered through a scheme of work called Life to the Full. Life to the Full addresses the needs of young people where they are at in today’s world. The teaching includes lessons on a variety of topics including puberty, personal hygiene, menstruation, family and friends, gender, online relationships, social media, consent, grooming, pressure and the effect of drugs. The programme will be fully inclusive of all students.