The Department for Education’s statutory Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education guidance sets out what schools must cover. St Mark’s PSHE curriculum is mapped to the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study (updated January 2020), which provides a comprehensive framework that integrates, but is not limited to, this statutory content.  Go Givers content is used to teach PSHE, SMSC, Citizenship and elements of Relationship Education.  Where the Go Givers scheme does not cover objectives, supplementary lessons are provided.  Supplementary lessons can be accessed on the Staff Server in Curriculum – PSHE Lesson Plans and Resources in the relevant year group folder. 

The statutory guidance is comprehensively covered by learning opportunities for each key stage across the Programme’s three core themes: ‘Health and Wellbeing’, ‘Relationships’, and ‘Living in the Wider World’, 

Even though much of ‘Living in the Wider World’ is not included in statutory requirements, this core theme is equally important. A high quality PSHE programme also covers economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, including assessing and managing risk. 

Sex Education coverage is not detailed in this curriculum map; details of how Sex Education is covered can be found in the school’s RSE policy. Relationship education is covered within PSHE and also through the schools RSE programme.   

As a Catholic School, we explore what our faith teaches us about relationships. The teaching of RSE, at St Mark’s, is always rooted in love. We understand that every family is different and we celebrate the diversity of our school.

RSE objectives are taught through lots of curriculum areas but we also have a special focus on RSE during the summer using the TenTen RSE programme. Parents can access our RSE portal so that they can see what the children learning, allowing them to stay informed and be prepared to support their children at home. 

Parent Portal Login Details: Username: StMarks

Password: IP29HN