Catholic schools, like all other schools in England, are required to produce a written policy following the guidance issued by the Department for Education on Relationships and Health Education(RHE) in primary schools and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in secondary schools. The DfE guidance can be found here. Catholic schools are also required to deliver RHE in accordance with the teaching of the Church. This approach is compatible with the guidance issued by the DfE.
Why is RHE in Catholic Schools important?
RHE 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.
What does outstanding RHE in a Catholic school look like?
In order for Catholic RHE to be fully effective it needs to:
Life To The Full
We use the Diocesan recommended 'Life to the Full' materials for RHE. Please see the leaflet below or contact the school for a parent login to have a closer look at the materials.