Relationships Education

Relationships Education and Health Education is lifelong learning about our physical, moral, social and emotional development.

It is the understanding of the importance of marriage and family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care.

We recognise that Relationships Education and Health Education is a shared responsibility between home and school, as advised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference:

‘It is the privilege and responsibility of the family to inform and educate their children in all matters, pertaining to human growth and development’

At St Monica’s, our ethos is to educate our children with Christ at the centre and thus all that we teach is focused upon Catholic values and morals.

We recognise each of our pupils as unique individuals, created in the image and likeness of God and our curriculum reflects the Gospel values of our faith.

Relationships Education and Health Education promotes children’s self-esteem and emotional wellbeing. It helps them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others, at home, at school and in the community.

Teaching and learning in this subject is treated sensitively, bearing in mind the age and maturity of the pupils and the background and family setting from which they come, whilst still promoting the Catholic teaching of the Church.

Below you will find the focuses for each year group:

  • EYFS – The wonder of being special and unique
  • Year 1 – We meet God’s love in our family
  • Year 2 – We meet God’ love in the community
  • Year 3 – How we live in love
  • Year 4 – God loves us in our differences
  • Year 5 – God loves us in our changing and developing
  • Year 6 – The wonder of God’s love in creating new life

Please contact the school on or 01908 606966 if you have any questions or comments on the Relationships and Health Education Policy.