Parent information on Relationships and Health Education
What is Life to the Full?
'Life to the Full' is a programme in Relationships and Health Education based on the Department of Education guidance which became statutory during the academic year 2020/21. This programme is rooted in a Christian understanding of the human person, based on “A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum” provided by the Catholic Education Service. This programme has been adopted by Governors following a period of consultation.
Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and, indeed, you as parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.
As part of the programme, all classes will take part in the units, ‘Me, My Body, My Health’ and 'Life Cycles'. In 'Me, My Body, My Health', children from Year 4 upwards begin exploring puberty and how they need to care for their bodies as they grow and develop. In 'Life Cycles' children from year 4 upwards also learn about conception and menstruation. As a school, we have chosen NOT to include the non-statutory unit 'Making Babies: part 2'.
There is an online parent platform so that you, as parent and carers, can engage with the teaching and deepen the experience for your child. To access the online parent platform please visit:
Online Parent Portal
Parents are able to access the Online Parent Portal with the following login credentials:
Parent Portal URL