St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)
At St. Gabriel's RC Primary School, we have recently invested in Ten Ten’s new programme for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full, which will teach Relationships Education and Health Education within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.
We wish to embrace 'the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life' by giving pupils knowledge 'that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships' (DFE Statutory Guidance).
This teaching is delivered through the prism of Catholic RSHE. The framework of our programme is taken from the Model Catholic RSE Programme by the Catholic Education Service, which has been highlighted by the Department of Education as a work of good practice.
Taught with a spiral approach to learning, in which pupils will revisit the same topics at an age-appropriate stage through their school life, the programme includes teaching about personal health, physical and emotional wellbeing, 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 religious understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God - created chosen and loved by God.
The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.