From September 2020, Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSE) has become statutory in all secondary schools in England. This new subject will build on the non-statutory lessons we have previously taught in PSHE.

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. The education of children in human sexuality is an important, precious and privileged responsibility. The Church teaches us that this is very much a partnership with parents, in which parents are the ‘first educators’ of their children on these matters; ultimately, you confer on us the right to co-educate your children with you.

We have been researching various programmes that are available and have decided to adopt Life to the Full by Ten Ten Resources. Ten Ten is an award-winning Catholic educational organisation that is well-respected and very experienced in this field of work.

Life to the Full has been approved by our diocese. Furthermore, Ten Ten have entered into a partnership with the Catholic Education Service and the Department for Education to provide training for teachers in Catholic schools on the subject of the new statutory curriculum. Therefore, we are confident that this programme is a very good fit for our school.

We would like to have your feedback on our approach. To this end, we have opened a consultation period during which we welcome your feedback.

To take part in the consultation, please do the following:

Firstly, click here to access the Parent Consultation Tool

Username: st-augustines-yo12

Password: cathedral-red

Then click here to complete the questionnaire

Send us your feedback by Monday 9th November 2020

Through their programme, Ten Ten understand the foundational role that parents have in educating and nurturing their children on these matters. Within the programme, they have built in resources which will not only keep you informed about what is being taught in school, but will also give you the opportunity to engage your children in discussion, activity and prayer.

Ten Ten have provided an online Parent Consultation Tool. This is a simple-to-follow, short online course which:

· Outlines the statutory changes that will take place.

· Articulates a vision for Catholic Relationships and Health Education.

· Explains how Life to the Full aims to help us fulfil the statutory curriculum with a Catholic ethos.

· Provides some information about key decisions we need to make, in consultation with parents.

· Answers some Frequently Asked Questions.