The National Curriculum includes Statutory Relationships and Health Education for all primary school pupils. Areas covered include: families and people who care for me, caring friendships, respectful relationships, mental wellbeing, online relationships, internet safety and harms, physical health and fitness, healthy eating, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, health and prevention, basic first aid and the changing adolescent body. These areas are planned for within our curriculum and are taught throughout the year. 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. An information booklet for parents can be found below. Please click on the documents below to find out more information on how R.S.H.E is taught at St Benedict's:

RSHE Policy 
RSHE Guide for Parents and Carers 

Please see the link below to view our RSHE and PSHE Curriculum Mapping document:

RSHE and PSHE Curriculum Mapping 


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.