Catholic Life Of The School
During the most recent RE Inspection, in February 2020, St Francis de Sales Catholic Infant & Nursery School was rated as 'Outstanding' in providing Catholic Education.
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Statement on the Teaching of Relationships & Sex Education
The Governors at St Francis de Sales Catholic Infant and Nursery School have adopted ‘A Journey in Love’ as the scheme to teach Relationships and Sex Education across our school – an age and stage appropriate curriculum which is recommended by the Archdiocese.
Although, as a parent, you do have the right to withdraw your child from this aspect of the curriculum, the way RSE is taught during the formative years of education means that it is interwoven into other subjects such as PSHE. It is, therefore, difficult to remove children from their learning and it is not something that we would recommend. RSE is not to be confused with the Science curriculum which is statutory.
The content of ‘Journey in Love’ is discussed annually at Parent Information Meetings in the Autumn term. For more information, please also see our RSE policy, Curriculum overviews and the letter to parents on our website.
If you require further clarification regarding this aspect of the curriculum please contact: Miss Suffield, Headteacher, Mrs Melia, Headteacher / Deputy Head Teacher or Miss O’Kane, RE Coordinator.
Stay and Pray - We are not currently inviting parents to join our collective worship but hope to be able to start this again soon.
Here are some photographs of R.E being practiced in school.