Relationships and Health Education at St Mary's
Ten:Ten - Life to the Full
After a period of consultation regarding the new statutory curriculum subject Relationship and Health Education, our school has adopted the programme, Life to the Full, produced by the Catholic educational organisation, Ten Ten Resources.
The Life to the Full programme is based on the structure of ‘A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service. This model curriculum was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education, so we have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of the children in our school.
Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that engage, inform and inspire our children. It includes interactive video content, story-based activities, a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.
In addition, there is an online parent platform so that parents and carers can engage with the teaching and deepen the experience for their child/ren.
No matter what type of school they attend, it is important that all children leave with an understanding of the world they are growing up in, having learned how to live alongside, and show respect for, a diverse range of people. Children should develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding of the protected characteristics during their time at the school.
The Equality Act identifies 9 protected characteristics. It makes it unlawful to harass or discriminate against a person because they have one of these characteristics, are believed to have one of these characteristics or they are associated with someone who has one of these characteristics.
These characteristics are as follows:
'Life to the Full' is a programme that grows seamlessly from primary education to secondary education, offering a truly developmental approach to the teaching of the subject of RSHE, including the protected characteristics. As a primary school, we are confident that with this programme in place, we are laying strong, age appropropriate foundations in this area for a fully realised curriculum in later years. Several of the protected characteristics are also taught through our RE programme, 'Come and See'.