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Relationship, Sex and Health Education

We teach Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) 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. Our starting point is always that we are all made by God, are children of God and that God loves us all unconditionally. 

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

The purpose of our RSE teaching is to ensure that children understand that they are:

  • created and loved by God
  • created to love others
  • created to live in our society and the wider world

Following the guidance of the Bishops of England and Wales, RSE is the starting point for all RSHE and PHSE at St Basil's as it concerns the nurturing of human wholeness and is 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.

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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St Basil's Catholic Primary School
Hough Green Road, Hough Green, Widnes, WA8 4SZ


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Mrs A.M. Sheppard | Headteacher
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