Relationships And Sex Education (R.S.E.)

The Governors at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery and Primary School have adopted the ‘Journey in Love’ programme for the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E.). The programme of study is authentic to the teaching of the Catholic Church.

Our named teachers with responsibility for the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E.) are:

Mrs. M. Hillsdon (Head teacher)


Mrs. A. Swainson (R.E. Subject Leader)

‘A Journey in Love’ is our chosen resource for teaching Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E.) and we are in the third year of using the resource. The scheme has at its foundation the belief that we are made in the image and likeness of God. This is reflected in 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.

Reception – God loves each of us in our uniqueness
Year 1 – We meet God’s love in our family
Year 2 – We meet God’s love in the community
Year 3 – How we live in love
Year 4 – God loves us in our differences
Year 5 – God loves me in my changing and development
Year 6 – The wonder of God’s love in creating new life

‘Love is the light – and in the end, the only light – that can always illuminate a world grown dim and give us the courage needed to keep living and working.

Love is possible, and we are able to practise it because we are created in the image of God.’

Deus Caritas Est 39

As part of our commitment to families, we will offer a meeting annually for the parents and carers of children in Years 4, 5 and 6 to discuss the programme. You have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum, however, this is not to be confused with curriculum Science which is statutory.

If you require any further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum please contact:

Mrs. M. C. Hillsdon (Headteacher)