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Relationships & Sex Education (RSHE)

Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’  Genesis 1:26

Our Intent

At SS Peter and Paul,  we teach Relationships and Sex Education through our Christian beliefs about God and about the human person. This belief in the unique dignity of the human person made in the image and likeness of God underpins the approach to all education in our school. Our approach to RSHE is therefore rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching of the human person and presented in a positive framework of Christian ideals. All RSHE is taught in accordance with the Church’s moral teaching and concerned with nurturing human wholeness, and is integral to the physical, spiritual, emotional, moral, social and intellectual development of our pupils. We want our children to grow into confident young people, who love themselves, respect others, and know that they are a child of God, loved unconditionally by Him.


But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 2 Corinthians 3:18


Implementation: Life to The Full

We teach RSHE  through the Life to the Full programme devised by Ten Ten.  This is based on ‘A Model Catholic RSHE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service and has been highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education. Life to the Full is underpinned by the Christian understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God.

Life to the Full is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers. Our RSHE curriculum is a partnership between home, school and church, and we aim to work collaboratively so that our children are fully supported in their growth and understanding. There is an online parent platform so that parents can engage with the RSHE content being taught, and deepen the learning experience of their child. To access the online parent platform please visit: 

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Our RSHE curriculum is developmental and as children work through the programme, year after year, each stage builds on previous learning.  Each module is taught in every year group and is explored at an age-appropriate level. Within these modules there are units which will be visited twice in each Key Stage to recap and consolidate understanding. Below is a general overview of these three modules. Each year group’s overview can be found by clicking here.  Please see the Parent Portal for more information and specific content.  


  • Module One: Created and Loved by God

Created and Loved by God explores the individual. Rooted in the teaching that we are made in the image and likeness of God, it helps children to develop an understanding of the importance of valuing themselves as the basis for personal relationships.


  • Module Two: Created to Love Others

This module explores the individual’s relationship with others. Building on the understanding that we have been created out of love and for love, this unit explores how we take this calling into our family, friendships and relationships, and teaches strategies for developing healthy relationships and keeping safe. This religious understanding is then applied to real-world situations relevant to the age and key stage of the children:


  • Module Three: Created to Live in Community

Created to Live in Community explores the individual’s relationship with the wider world.  Here we explore how human beings are relational by nature and are called to love others in the wider community through service, through dialogue and through working for the Common Good. The children apply this religious understanding to real-world situations, such as the community we live in, and through exploring the work of charities that work for the Common Good.



We continuously assess the implementation and impact of our RSHE curriculum in order to achieve the highest outcomes possible across all year groups and ensure we provide the support that is necessary for all children to have a good understanding of the complexities of relationships and sexual matters and a secure knowledge and skills base to navigate their way through these, now and in the future. Through our RSHE curriculum, we believe we can enhance children’s education and help them to become confident individuals who have positive body awareness, in-depth knowledge of how to keep themselves safe and healthy and who will, through respect, tolerance and understanding, forge and maintain positive relationships with a diverse range of family and friendship groups.


‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:31