The Structure of the RSHE Curriculum
At St Bernadette’s, we use a range of approaches to support the delivery of the RSHE curriculum. Teachers use A Journey in Love, an RSE programme, which promotes the teaching of the Catholic Church; our Values curriculum; the Come and See RE curriculum, the Science National Curriculum, Computing and Online Safety materials and NSPCC and other safeguarding resources, additional focus weeks such as Anti-Bullying Week and Mental Health Week and tailored resources supporting ongoing positive mental health and positive behaviour all ensure full coverage of the RSHE curriculum.
The Programme, ‘A Journey in Love’ is a recommended resource for the teaching of Relationship and Sex Education because it is compiled specifically to present a Catholic vision. In each Year group, an aspect of love is explored and developed starting from: Early Years to Key Stage Two. Young people are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God’s creative love reflected in each person under the components: social and emotional, physical and spiritual. Each section has suggested progressive/developmental tasks/activities/reflections; cross-curricular links e.g. R.E., science, art, drama, music, literacy, prayer and hymns.
These areas of learning are taught within the context of family life promoted within the teachings of the Catholic Church, whilst ensuring that there is no stigmatism of children based on their home circumstances. Our teaching sensitively recognises that some children may have a different structure of support around them.
We run an annual parent information session in the summer term to share the materials we use to teach our RSHE curriculum.