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Relationships and Sex Education

Mandatory Statement


The governors at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School have adopted the developmental programme, ‘A Journey in Love’ to support the teaching of relationships and sex education through the primary years across the phases. The programme meets the needs of all pupils and is accessible to all regardless of SEN implications.

Relationships and Sex Education is a positive experience of relationships rooted in the Gospel values, to help children accept and understand changes, developing the whole child.  It is essential for young people to learn about the nature of marriage, family life and relationships taught in an age appropriate way.  In catholic schools, RSE must be taught in the context of the Church's teaching.


'A Journey in Love' is a developmental programme resource suggested by the Liverpool Archdiocese to deliver RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) from EYFS to Year 6.


An aspect of the mystery of love is treated in each year group; children and young people are encouraged to marvel at the wonder and beauty of God's love.  This is reflected, at each stage of a person's growth in the primary years, through a series of suggested, progressive and developmental tasks, activities and reflections which focus on physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development.

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