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'In every child there is a space that only God can fill' St Thomas Aquinas

We are a Catholic Primary and Nursery School, part of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust

PSHE including Relationships, Sex & Health Education (RSHE)

Our PSHE and RSHE Curriculum Intent:


From September 2020, the Health Education and Relationships Education aspects of PSHE became compulsory in all schools.  Our PSHE curriculum overview details how these aspects are covered.  The school’s Relationship and Sex Education programme is based on three core Catholic Education Service themes within which there will be broad overlap.


The three themes intentions are that children know that they are:


Created and loved by God (this explores the individual) The Christian imperative to love self, made in the image and likeness of God, shows an understanding of the importance of valuing and understanding oneself as the basis for personal relationships.


Created to love others (this explores an individual’s relationships with others) God is love. We are created out of love and for love. The command to love is the basis of all Christian morality.


Created to live in community – local, national & global (this explores the individual’s relationships with the wider world) Human beings are relational by nature and live in the wider community. Through our exchange with others, our mutual service and through dialogue, we attempt to proclaim and extend the Kingdom of God for the good of individuals and the good of society.


These three intent themes are covered throughout our PSHE and RSE curriculum, through the ‘Journey in Love’ programme, through our RE programme, our Collective Worship programme and generally through the Catholic Life of our school.


Relationships, Sex and Health Education Programme:


At Holy Trinity, we follow the ‘Journey in Love’ Relationships and Sex Education programme as approved by the Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocesan Education Service.  This is further supplemented by a range of resources and materials that serve to enrich pupils' learning.


Prior to the delivery of the programme in school, parents are invited to view the content in more detail and raise any queries with their child’s teacher.


Further detail regarding the rest of the RSHE curriculum – the Health Education coverage and further Relationships Education coverage can be found in the PSHE links below.

Please click on the links below to see the PSHE Curriculum Overview for Year A and Year B, and the RSE 'Journey in Love' programme content; and how this builds on the EYFS curriculum...

RSHE Policy and Curriculum Review Consultation
Further RSHE information