St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School have adopted the 'Journey In Love' programme to support the non-statutory Relationships, Health and Sex Education in all year groups. The programme of study is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church.  Below is a brief outline of the content of programme.

The central message of the Christian faith is love. The central message of our RSE teaching is Love.

‘My commandment is this: Love one another, just as I have loved you.’

John 15:12

The programme is founded on:

  • The belief that every human life has an intrinsic and absolute value through being created by God and in the image of God.
  • This value derives from the simple fact of existing and is not dependent on an individual’s age, abilities, social acceptability or any other characteristic.
  • Self-respect and respect for each other must underlie all human relationships.

The structure of A Journey in Love:

The programme is made up of 4 areas:

  • Physical
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Intellectual

Within each year group, each area is broken down into:

  • Activities
  • Pause & Reflect
  • Prayer

The sessions can be used independently, or adapted to fit existing patterns and good practice in schools. It is the integration and the drawing together of the three elements - moral and spiritual development, factual scientific material and personal development - that underpins the whole programme.

As part of our commitment to you, we will inform you of when lessons will be completed and provide a parent leaflet outlining what will be covered.  You have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum, however, this is not to be confused with curriculum Science, which is statutory.

If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum, please contact:

Mrs Birmingham – Headteacher/RSE Subject Leader

Mrs Buckley – RE Subject Leader

Journey in Love Documents

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