Relationships and Sex Education

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A Model Policy for Relationships and Sex Education

Please note, schools may sometimes be able to quote directly from this exemplification but should customise it to suit their own particular circumstances.

A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum- Primary

Any teaching about love and sexual relationships in a Catholic school must be rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching about what it is to be truly human in Christ, what it means to live well in relationship with others and be presented within a positive framework of Christian virtue.

A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum- Secondary

Any teaching about love and sexual relationships in a Catholic school must be rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching about what it is to be truly human in Christ, what it means to live well in relationship with others and be presented within a positive framework of Christian virtue.

Catholic RSE Quality Standard

It provides a framework for the expected standards of RSE in terms of:

  1. Policies
  2. Leadership and Management
  3. Developmental Teaching and Learning
  4. Assessment and Evaluation
  5. Working with Parents and the Wider School Community
  6. Partnership Engagement

Good Practice in Developing a School RSE Policy

The document contains some suggested processes by which a school governing body might review and develop its policy on RSE. It is applicable to both primary and secondary schools and consists of eight successive steps. Schools may wish to consider whether to assign the first three or four steps to a small group of governors and staff, and to involve a wider group in the remaining steps.

Governor Audit for Monitoring RSE

This checklist is to support the school’s processes of self-evaluation and should be completed in partnership with governors and those responsible for RSE in the school.

Outstanding Sex and Relationships Education in a Catholic Context

This example shows how sex and relationships education is delivered comprehensively and effectively in a Catholic context as part of the PSHE programme. Teachers deal extremely well with sensitive and controversial issues ensuring that students feel secure and able to express their opinions and reach their own judgements.

Who is Responsible for Teaching RSE?

It discusses:

  1. Parents and carersGovernorsThe Headteachers
  2. Teachers and other members of staff
  3. Visitors and external agencies including the school nurse or any on-site health clinic
  4. Parish and Diocese