St Francis De Sales Catholic Infant And Nursery School

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RE and Catholic Life at St Francis De Sales

'St. Francis de Sales Catholic Infant and Nursery school is an outstanding school in providing
Catholic Education.'

We follow the Liverpool Archdiocese Come and See RE curriculum, which is is based on the theological foundations of the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Catechism and the revised RE Curriculum Directory and includes the Catholic attainment levels.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church addresses the search for meaning in life. God’s initiative in Revelation who comes to meet us and our response of faith. (cf. CCC26) This pattern guides the structure of the programme and informs the process of each topic, opened up through; Explore, Reveal and Respond.

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: Mrs Melia Headteacher, Mrs Jennings  Deputy Head Teacher or Mrs Wynne Hughes, RE Coordinator.