I am me.


“You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh


Our school’s approach to relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education (PSHE) follows that of the Church of England Education Office in that it seeks to be faith-sensitive and inclusive. It is underpinned by the key Biblical passage:


“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness” (John 10:10)


In St Thomas à Becket CEVA Primary School, we aim to treat everyone with dignity as all people are made in the image of God and are loved equally by God. We believe that all pupils have a right to an education which enables them to flourish and which is set in a learning community where differences of lifestyle and opinion (within that which is permissible under UK law) are treated with dignity and respect; where bullying of all kinds is eliminated; and where they are free to be themselves and fulfil their potential without fear.


As part of our emphasis on the well-being and care of all pupils, our school seeks to ensure that the RSHE curriculum protects, informs and nurtures them. We aim to prepare pupils to cope with the physical and emotional challenges of growing up and in doing so, our RSHE curriculum clearly differentiates between factual teaching (biology, medicine, the law, marriage, different types of families and the composition of society) and moral teaching about relationships and values, recognising that the distinction can be easily blurred and that there needs to be discernment about the manner in which this is taught. We teach RSHE within a moral (but not moralistic) framework.


PSHE and RSE in St Thomas à Becket School is about what constitutes wellbeing and loving care for ourselves (physical and mental health education), how we show loving care for others (relationships education) and, when at an appropriate age and stage in life, how we show loving care to those we choose to be intimate with (sex education). Pupils will consider how to ensure that they treat themselves and others, at all times and in all contexts, with dignity and respect.


PSHE & RSE Policy


PSHE RSE Curriculum Journey PSHE Milestones PSHE & RSE National Curriculum