“Have the salt of friendship among yourselves, and live in peace with one another.”

(Mark 9:50)




The National Curriculum includes Statutory Relationships and Health Education for all primary school pupils.
The areas below are planned for within our curriculum and are taught throughout the year:
  • Families and people who care for me
  • Caring friendships
  • Respectful relationships
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Online relationships and internet safety/harms
  • Physical health and fitness
  • Healthy eating
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Basic first aid
  • The changing adolescent body.


Although Sex Education is not statutory for primary aged pupils, it is considered good practice for primary schools to include age appropriate Sex Education for their pupils.

At St Benedict's, we provide Sex Education through a programme called 'A Journey in Love'. This is a resource recommended to Catholic Schools by the Liverpool Archdiocese. Click here for a summary grid of all year groups.


Please click below to find out more information on how RSHE is taught at St Benedict's:

What if I don’t feel that my child is ready for this programme of work?

Parents have the legal right to withdraw their child from the non-statutory component of sex education in Year Six. This is where sexual intercourse is taught discretely as part of the physical aspect within Journey in Love, the Liverpool Catholic Archdiocese recommended resource. All other areas of Relationships are statutory.

We ask that any parent who may be considering removing their child from the non-statutory part of the programme, in Year Six, to make an appointment with Mrs Taberner (Headteacher) to discuss what such a decision may involve.

For all other year groups, RSHE is part of the statutory curriculum.