RSE for Catholic secondary schools
Ten Ten’s new programme, Life to the Full, will teach Relationship and Sex Education within the context of a Christian understanding of human sexuality rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Catholic Church.
Given that RSE will become a statutory subject for all schools from September 2020, 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 will deliver this teaching through the prism of Catholic RSE. 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.
Life to the Full will address 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 and natural family planning, abortion/miscarriage, the effect of drugs and alcohol on relationships, pornography and sexual exploitation. The programme will be fully inclusive of all students.
Life to the Full is annual subscription platform in Catholic RSE which gives you:
1. A programme of study containing 35 media-rich lessons for KS3 and KS4;*
2. Access to all of Ten Ten's cinema-in-education sessions;
3. Suggested activities for extended learning;
4. Assessment Activities to record evidence of success;
5. Training for staff;
6. An online parent portal for links to home.
All lessons and resources will meet the new statutory requirements for RSE and fulfil the Model Catholic RSE Curriculum by the Catholic Education Service. Some lessons may be best taught by the RE Department; these will be indicated on the programme. Most sessions can be taught by PSHE or RSE Leads. The programme is being written on the assumption that not all lead staff will be Catholic, and our guidance and training for staff will be mindful and supportive of this.