At St. Michael’s we are involved in Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) 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 underpins the approach to all education in a Catholic school. At St. Michael’s our approach to RSHE therefore is rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching of the human person and presented in a positive framework of Christian ideals.


RSHE Statutory Guidance

At St Michael’s, we must provide Relationships Education to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social work act 2017.

In teaching Relationship and Sex Education, we must have regard to:

  • Catholic Education Service guidance issued by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales 2017.
  • The statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 80A of the Education Act 2002 and section 403 of the Education Act 1996 Appendix A.
  • The statutory guidance from the Department for Education Equality Act 2010.

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School’s mission embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people.

Through an agreed approach to Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) using the Archdiocesan recommended resource ‘Journey In’ Love 2020,  we believe that we can 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.

RSHE Documents and Resources

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