Relationships, Sex and Health Education
From the academic year 2020/21, Relationships, Sex and Health Education is now statutory in all secondary schools in England. At Painsley this will be taught in mainly RE and Pastoral Citizenship. The overviews and topics can be found for all year groups in the schemes of learning (link above).
As a Catholic College, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church. The education of children in human sexuality is an important, precious and privileged responsibility. The Church teaches us that this is very much a partnership with parents, in which parents are the ‘first educators’ of their children on these matters; ultimately, you confer on us the right to co-educate your children with you.
As a College we are using the Schemes of Learning from Ten Ten. Ten Ten is an award-winning Catholic educational organisation that is well-respected and very experienced in this field of work.
Life to the Full has been approved by our Diocese. Furthermore, Ten Ten have entered into a partnership with the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education to provide training for teachers in Catholic schools on the subject of the new statutory curriculum. Therefore, we are confident that this programme is a very good fit for our school.
Through their programme, Ten Ten understand the foundational role that parents have in educating and nurturing their children on these matters. Within the programme, they have built in resources which will not only keep you informed about what is being taught in school but will also give you the opportunity to engage your children in discussion, activity, and prayer.
Ten Ten have also provided an Online Parent Portal which will be a tool we can use throughout the year to keep you informed and updated about the work we are doing in school.
You will need the following login credentials for our school: