Relationship, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)

Relationships and Sex Education is compulsory in all state-funded schools. Here you will find parent information about RSE at St Anne's.

To visit the Ten:Ten Parent Portal, click the 'LIve Life to the Full' image below and use the login details contained in the letter to explore the RSE curriculum and resources shared with our pupils

Below you will find the St Anne's RSE Parent Information and the DfE guidence regarding RSE in schools.


At St Anne’s we aim to provide a planned programme of learning, underpinned by Catholic values, where the children acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to grow into independent, resilient, purposeful and caring individuals. Our PSHE/RHE curriculum develops the qualities and attributes that children need to manage opportunities, challenges and responsibilities as they grow up, enabling them to thrive as individuals, family members and contributors to society.

We teach our children:

·       The importance of recognising their own and the rights of others, their responsibilities to and impact on society on a local and global scale.

·       How to keep themselves physically fit and well, safe and mentally healthy

·       How to develop independence, and leadership and money management skills

·       How to establish, develop and maintain healthy relationships

·       An acceptance, appreciation and an active encouragement of diversity, inclusivity and culture and faith


Further supporting our mission statement, Christ at the Heart of All We Do, the intent of our PSHE/RSE curriculum is to support and contextualize the gospel values, whilst nurturing the spiritual, social and emotional growth of each one of our children.



Through a range of schemes and applications, our curriculum aims to prepare pupils adequately for adult life and provide our children with the building blocks to develop fully as emotional mature human beings.

My Happy Mind is designed to help support and promote the importance of our mental well-being. The scheme teaches preventative habits that support positive mental health, resilience and self-esteem. The weekly lessons, activities and exercises are based on science and research, and are grounded in neuroscience and positive psychology, giving the children opportunities to learn how the brain works and how to support mental health and well-being with techniques such as happy breathing.


 ‘Life to the Full’ is a faith based scheme of work in Relationships and Health Education (RHE) for Catholic primary schools. Taught with a spiral approach to learning, the programme includes teaching about personal health, physical and emotional well-being, strong emotions, private parts of the body, personal relationships, family structures, trusted adults, growing bodies, puberty, periods, life cycles, the dangers of social media, where babies come from, an understanding of the Common Good and living in the wider world. The entire teaching is underpinned with a Christian faith understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme remains fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.


PSHE at St Anne’s is bespoke to our school, based on the Equality Act and the principles it upholds, and interlinked with our faith based RSE programme. Taught across all year groups through a set of six weekly lessons, based around stories and a range of texts, it works in tandem with our other resources to support our intent to promote a respect and appreciation of diversity and inclusivity.


My Money Week is a national activity week designed to raise awareness of the importance of financial education and give children the skills, knowledge and confidence in money matters to thrive in society. Throughout the school children engage in lessons, activities and assemblies aimed at exploring wants, needs and spending in their future.

Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks Day are another national incentive, promoted by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. St Anne's participates with whole school events such as the wearing of odd socks to raise money for charity, and lessons and assemblies to elevate awareness and ensure understanding of 'bullying', and to celebrate diversity and tolerance.


Neurodiversity Week is coordinated by our school SENCO and again aims to promote consciousness and appreciation of what it means to be neurodiverse, highlighting ways to show support and understanding, and, of course, all the positive qualities of Neurodiversity, in all its guises.




The impact of a good PSHE education cannot be understated. Quite simply, it forms the preparation for adult life, rooted in Catholic values, enabling a child to understand and face the challenges, complexities and questions that arise in a diverse world.

 Through our intent and implementation, our pupils will:

Understand their intrinsic, indisputable unconditional and universal rights, and how these rights can and should be protected

Be curious about understanding our diverse and complex world, and to have and show an empathy and respect for the rights of all individuals, striving to contribute to building an inclusive society.

Communicate positively and constructively, with highly developed oracy skills

Demonstrate resilience and self-regulation, developing a keen understanding of their own health and wellbeing, especially regarding their mental and emotional development

Understand the importance of risk management and balanced decision making, including financial management, within the context of a changing and challenging world


Although impact can be measured in a variety of ways, at St Anne’s, we recognise and celebrate the importance of the child’s voice, and their individual experience of PSHE education. Pupil voice, and lessons captured via individual PSHE books alongside personal My Happy Mind journals, will form the heart of how we record and measure the impact of our teaching.

Contact the School

St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 260783

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