At St Francis RC Primary School, we believe that the teaching of Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education and Relationships & Sex Education is an important aspect of the National Curriculum that needs to be delivered to pupils sensitively and at an age appropriate level.

Our curriculum is designed to equip children with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their well-being, health and relationships as well as prepare them for successful adult life. Our intention is that when children leave Francis, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society.  Any teaching about building positive relationships, acting safely and understanding the wider world is deeply rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching about what it means to be truly human in Christ, to live well in relationships with others and to be presented within a positive framework of Christian virtues.

We are committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. The school uses the TEN:TEN Live Life to the Full Scheme.

TEN:TEN Live Life to the Full Scheme sets out a progressive and sequenced programme evidenced by the learning intentions written into all material and allowing us to keep a Catholic focus. It allows pupils to focus on ‘the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life’; and as such underpins a broad and balanced curriculum offer. The scheme is inclusive and allows pupils of all abilities and from all backgrounds, to participate and learn.

Children are taught to:

1) To develop their self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make the right choices.

2) To develop their social skills and social awareness.

3) To make sense of their personal and social experiences.

4) To maintain responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle.

5) To develop effective interpersonal relationships and a caring attitude towards others.

6) To develop a caring attitude and sense of responsibility about the environment.

7) To manage and understand their feelings.

8) To understand how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.

We use TEN:TEN Live Life to the Full from Nursery through to Year 6 to support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • Have a sense of purpose
  • Value self and others
  • Form relationships
  • Make and act on informed decisions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Work with others
  • Respond to challenge
  • Be an active partner in their own learning
  • Be active citizens within the local community
  • Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • Become healthy and fulfilled individuals



Following the implementation of the RSE curriculum, the children at St Francis will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society.

We recognise the importance of working collaboratively alongside parents and carers in order to deliver this sensitive curriculum area. We see parents as the first educators of their children. Ten:Ten Resources are made with an understanding of the foundational role that parents have in educating and nurturing their children on relationship and health matters. Within the program, there is an Online Parental Portal to keep parents informed about what is being taught in school. This will also give them the opportunity to engage with their children in discussion, activity and prayer.

Education in Human Love-Policy Statement for RSE- Archdiocese of Southwark

Statutory Guidance Mapping

EYFS Progression of Knowledge and Skills

KS1 Progression of Knowledge and Skills

LKS2 Progression of Knowledge and Skills

UKS2 Progression of Knowledge and Skills