Any teaching about love and sexual relationships in a Catholic school must be rooted in the Catholic Church’s teaching about what it is to be truly human in Christ, what it means to live well in relationship with others and be presented within a positive framework of Christian virtue. For this reason, we encourage Catholic schools to speak about Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) rather than Sex and Relationship Education (SRE), since this emphasises the importance of healthy relationships to human well-being, as the core learning within an RSE curriculum. Our RSE programme uses the following resources;
• Journey in Love
• RE – Diocesan Planning
• Jigsaw (PSHE resource)
Journey In Love
We use the Journey in Love scheme to support the teaching of RSE at St Joseph's. Each year group has it's own focus and aims. Journey in Love is a recommended resources for the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education as it is specifically compiled to present a Catholic vision. The programme presents church teachings which is what is expected in a Catholic School. The compilers and all those using the scheme are sensitive to the fact that not all children are from the same background or family setting.