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RSHE 2023 - 2024

Relationship, Sex and Health Education

At St Basil’s we teach Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RHSE) precisely because of our Christian beliefs about God and about the human person. The belief in the unique dignity of the human person made in the image and likeness of God that underpins all education within a Catholic School.

At the heart of the Christian life is the Trinity; Father, Son and Spirit in Communion, united in loving relationship and embracing all people and creation. As a consequence of the Christian belief that we are made in the image and likeness of God, gender and sexuality are seen as God’s gift, reflect God’s beauty, and share in the divine creativity.

Our approach to RHSE is therefore rooted in the Catholic Church’s moral teaching, and while emphasising the importance of marriage, it values, includes and respects equally the diversity of all individuals and family life.

Following the guidance of the Bishops of England and Wales RSHE at St Basil’s is embedded within the PSHE/RSHE framework as it is concerned with nurturing human wholeness and integral to the physical, spiritual, emotional, moral, social and intellectual development of pupils.

As recommended by Liverpool Catholic Archdiocese, the school uses the resource ‘Journey In Love 2020’, through which we believe that we can best promote the development of the whole child, so that children can grow in virtue, wisdom and stature, understanding both the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing spiritually, as well as moral aspects of relationships within a context of a Christian vision for the purpose of life. This complements and builds upon our Personal Development Curriculum (PHSE Association). Both Journey In and Love and the PHSE Association resources have been reviewed to ensure that there is consistency between both resources while maintaining the Catholic Church’s teaching moral teaching, within the context of healthy relationships.

The other aspects of the Statutory curriculum intent are met through the Religious Education, Personal Development, Science and wider curriculum.  These can be found within the appendices of RHSE policy. 


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