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We are committed to the education of the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. This includes the teaching of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) at a level which is appropriate to the age and stage of development of our children.

We aim to:

      Help them develop confidence and responsibility in themselves, and to help them to make the most of their abilities.

      Help them prepare to play an active role as good citizens.

      Help them to develop a safe & healthy lifestyle.

      Help them to develop happy relationships and to be aware of and respect the differences between people.

Much is taught through the Religious Education programme of ‘Come and See’ and specific links with topics are identified. 

Further aspects are covered through other areas of the curriculum. 

Relationships and Sex Education is taught to all ages throughout the school, at an age appropriate level.  It includes health education, sex education, moral and social interaction; equipping all children with the clear and scientific information they need to maintain successful and happy relationships and healthy minds and bodies. 


Relationship and Sex Education is part of the mission of Catholic schools to educate the whole person.  It should be carried out as part of the holistic education which seeks to form as well as inform young people in preparation for adult life.  (Catholic Education Service)

Click here to access the Annecy RSE Appendices  

At Annecy, we deliver our Relationship and Education Curriculum through Ten:Ten's programme in Relationship Education for Catholic primary schools, Life to the Full.  Ten:Ten Resources are used widely across many Catholic schools in England and is the recommended resource within the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. The Catholic Education Service have approved Ten:Ten curriculum content and standard of resources to ensure schools undertake their statutory duty.

Ten:Ten have based the structure of Life to the Full on ‘A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service, which was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department of Education. Therefore, Life to the Full has a good foundation for a programme that is fit for purpose.


Online Parent Portal

Parents are invited to review the programme's content by accessing the Online Parent Portal:

This resource is be available to view for parents/carers via an online parent portal: https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/online-parent-portal-primary/  

You will need the Annecy login credentials for our school in order to explore these resources. Please contact the school office for the log in details.


FAQ Section


Can I withdraw my child from Relationship and Sex Education?

Relationship Education is a statutory part of the school's curriculum and all pupils will be expected to take part and engage in the curriculum content delivered at St. Anne's. 

However, some elements of our curriculum is not statutory.  These elements are outlined in our RSE policy in the section: Key Decisions.  Parents will always be informed that these sessions are upcoming and parents who would prefer to teach these sessions themselves are able to withdraw their child from the session.  Please inform the school by contacting office@stannes.cheshire.sch.uk f you wish for your child to withdrawn for those particular sessions of the programme or contact your child's class teacher. 

You can find out more information in the parent guide in the RSE Resource Bank above.


How does the Programme deal with sensitive issues around family and relationships?

The following notes should help you to understand and articulate the position that the programme takes on this subject:

      Life to the Full is inclusive of all children, families and teaching staff;

      From the very start, the programme acknowledges that families are made up differently (including single-parent families, blended families, step-parents, carers, etc) and it celebrates the family unit in whatever form it takes;

      The school will build on this teaching, depending on the cohort, to ensure that every child is assured, and their family background is affirmed;

      In Upper Key Stage Two, the presenters on film say that some children have ‘two mums and two dads’ as part of a list of different family set-ups – this is the only explicit reference to same-sex relationships in the programme;

      The programme does not explicitly refer to transgenderism;

      The programme emphasises very strongly the dignity of every person as being created and loved by God - it examines difference and bullying;

      The only reference to sexual intimacy is in the optional UKS2 session ‘Making Babies: Part 2’, as discussed in the section of this document, ‘Key Decisions’. In this session, sexual intimacy is discussed within the context of a heterosexual marriage, and the Catholic-Christian point of view is clearly stated.

The teaching is in line with the statutory guidance from the Department of Education.







Protected Characteristics 

No matter what type of school they attend, it is important that all children leave with an understanding of the world they are growing up in, having learned how to live alongside, and show respect for, a diverse range of people. Children should develop age-appropriate knowledge and understanding of the protected characteristics during their time at the school.

The Equality Act identifies 9 protected characteristics. It makes it unlawful to harass or discriminate against a person because they have one of these characteristics, are believed to have one of these characteristics or they are associated with someone who has one of these characteristics.


These characteristics are as follows:

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At Annecy, we endeavour to educate our young people about the protected characteristics in an age and stage appropriate way. This teaching often links in with our RE and RSHE curriculums. Teaching staff think carefully about what needs to be discussed and when in the primary phase to discuss it. 









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