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She stood in the stars and when the wind did not blow her way she adjusted the sails.


The intent of our RSHE curriculum, at St. Andrew the Apostle, is to deliver an RSHE curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. We will equip them with the knowledge, skills and attributes to be healthy, independent and responsible members of a diverse society who understand how they are developing personally, socially and provide them with confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We aim to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamwork and critical thinking. Our main priority is for every individual to experience success and we will do this by developing their sense of self-worth and demonstrating how they can play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community in preparation for life and work.


Our curriculum is split into three core themes of:  Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  The children will meet these themes throughout the course of the year and the themes are built upon as the children move through school. We follow the strands of: Healthy and safe; Emotional Health; Anti-bullying; Citizenship/British (World) Values; Values such as diversity and equal opportunities. We incorporate Relationships and Sex Education through Journey in Love. We tailor the curriculum to suit our children by integrating our school virtues of: love; kindness; courage; equality; responsibility; friendship and integrity as well as including elements of ‘All are Welcome’, ‘Healthy Family Relationships ‘and ‘Character Education’. In EYFS, children use floor-books to record their responses to and progress in RSHE sessions.


Pupils are equipped with the knowledge, understanding of risk and skills to make safe and informed decisions both today and in the future preparing them for life beyond St. Andrew the Apostle. By the end of their academic journey children will demonstrate confidence and awareness about sex and relationships in an independent and safe way. Learners will develop a good understanding about safety and risks in relationships. They will be prepared for the physical and emotional changes they undergo during puberty. RSHE will promote learners wellbeing and will prepare learners for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities of adult life. The RSHE curriculum will have a positive impact on learners’ health and wellbeing and their ability to achieve, and this will play a crucial part in meeting these obligations.


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