As a Catholic school, our mission is to support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our pupils, rooted in the wisdom and teaching of the Church. We recognise that the RE and RHE curriculum will contribute, along with other subjects, to meeting the requirements of PSHE and Citizenship, and that it makes a key contribution to providing opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
RHE enables our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. It aims to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.
Although RHE is taught through discreet lessons, it also underpins all activities, assemblies, educational visits and extra-curricular clubs. It is intended that we will offer a cohesive whole-school approach, where our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community.
RHE is taught across the school continuously during lessons, assemblies, class worship, school clubs, school events and break times.
In addition to this, at St. Theresa's, we have adopted ‘Life To The Full’ scheme of work published by Ten Ten resources. This is Diocesan approved and covers all aspects of RHE in a relevant, age-appropriate manner.
Within each learning stage there are 3 over-arching modules. These are:
- Created and loved by God
- Created to love others
- Created to live in the community
Each of these modules are then broken down into units of work.
As a result of our RHE teaching at St. Theresa's you will see children who:
- have built on their resilience and determination to believe, trust and be ready for the next stage of their life.
- are happy, independent and responsible members of society, ready for the next stage of their life journey, both personally and socially.
- can talk about how to keep themselves healthy and safe in an age appropriate manner.
- know about healthy choices they can make and know how to keep themselves safe online.
- know to go to a trusted adult for support if the need arises.
- will have taken responsibilities as prefects, reading buddies, class monitors.
- have taken part in democracy - House Captains, Vice Captains, Mini-Vinnies and school councillors.
- are able to talk about feelings and mental health
- will be understanding of different people’s unique perspectives
- are monitored to ensure they have made progress.