A fully-resourced scheme of work in Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) for Catholic secondary schools

Life to the Full teaches Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) for secondary schools in England and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) for secondary schools in Wales, within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.

Relationships, Sex and Health Education

A New Statutory Subject

Given that RSHE is now a statutory subject for all schools, we are embracing “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).

We enable your school to deliver the teaching 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.

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Why it’s needed

Life to the Full addresses the needs of young people where they are at in today’s world.

The teaching includes lessons on puberty, personal hygiene, fertility, menstruation, family and friends, sexual intimacy, delaying sex, an understanding of the body, sexuality, marriage, gender, online relationships, social media, consent, grooming, pressure, STIs, contraception, natural family planning, abortion, miscarriage, the effect of drugs and alcohol on relationships, pornography and sexual exploitation. The programme is fully inclusive of all students.

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Scheme of Work

There are 35 sessions in Life to the Full plus 7 cinema-in-education programmes.

This means that every year group has:

  • 7 lessons per year, or
  • 14 lessons per year if using extended activities (recommended)
  • 1 cinema-in-education programme per year, which could be delivered over 3 lessons or on a drop-down day

Please note that we only provide cinema-in-education sessions for Sixth Form. Year 12 and 13 may undertake the programmes for Years 9-11. In future years, original material may be made available for Sixth Form so there is continuous study for all students.

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The Programme Coordinator

The Programme Coordinator is the bridge between Ten Ten and the student, staff and parents. We provides lots of resources to support the Programme Coordinator in each school, including:

  • A Programme Coordinator Manual
  • Guidance on structure, content and key decisions
  • Training materials for staff
  • Support for communicating with parents
  • FAQs including about LGBTQ+ content
  • Technical information
  • Training opportunities through the CPD Package

If answers cannot be found in this document, further support is provided by contacting one of the Ten Ten team.

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Teacher Training

To kickstart your programme, and to continue supporting your staff through ongoing CPD, we provide a number of resources in Teacher Training, including.

  1. Accredited E-Learning Course in RSHE created in partnership between Ten Ten Resources, the Department for Education and the Catholic Education Service
  2. Supplementary E-Learning Course about the Life to the Full programme
  3. Articles, Guidance and New Developments shared through The Hub, our online monthly blog for teachers
  4. Twilight Training Sessions to be led by a member of the Ten Ten team (additional fee)

Our annual CPD Package is available as an add-on to provide all year-round support for every member of staff.

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Headteachers, Governors and SLT

As a Headteacher, Governor or member of SLT in a Catholic school, you have a specific responsibility to ensure that your Relationship, Sex and Health Education scheme of work is fit-for-purpose in terms of the DfE statutory guidance and the expectations of your diocese.

For almost 2 years, Ten Ten has been working in partnership with almost all Catholic dioceses in England and Wales, as well as the Catholic Education Service, to create a fully-resourced scheme of work that will not only meet the new statutory guidance but will provide a truly faith-based programme which will provide the foundation to enable the entire school community to build positive and healthy relationships now and in the future.

We have two E-Learning Training Courses:

  • Schools in England: produced in partnership with the Catholic Education Service and funded by the Department of Education 
  • Schools in Wales: produced in partnership with the Catholic Education Service and funded by the Assumption Legacy Fund
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Relationships, Sex and Health Education


One of the most distinctive features of a Catholic Relationships, Sex and Health Education programme should be emphasising the vital role that parents have in nurturing their children on these matters. Ten Ten provides a variety of resources and tools to help you engage with your parents.

  1. Parent Consultation Tool provides parents and carers with a full and honest appraisal of the Life to the Full programme, and it provides you with the means to open up consultation.
  2. Online Parent Portal provides an overview for parents of every session, including suggestions for Home Learning activities.
  3. Hosting Parent Sessions provides a way for you to engage parents and carers in topics relating to Life to the Full by hosting information sessions either online or in school.
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Watch Overview of Year 9, Session 1

Watch an over of our film content for Year 9, Session 1. This film provides a 4-minute summary for parents on what was covered in the lesson. Film content usually takes up 20 minutes of a 50-60 minute session, broken into parts to allow for activity, discussion and personal reflection.

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Life to the Full

2023/24 Subscription

  • Life to the Full
  • CPD Package
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What you get

  • Full access to programme resources until 31 July 2024.
  • Discounts for multiple subscriptions.
  • All teachers in school given personal access.
  • Early access from 5 June 2023 for new schools.

3 week trial


  • Full access to all content for 3 weeks.
  • 3 members of staff/governors given personal access.
  • Only 1 trial per school allowed.
  • Trial will start within 24-48 hours.