RSE, PSHE and Mental Health and Wellbeing
Relationships and Sex Education (R.S.E)
The school currently follows the Catholic Education Service Model RSE Curriculum document. The curriculum is delivered through our Science and R.E lessons and dedicated lesson time given to RSE.
'A Journey In Love' is the RSE scheme that we use at La Salette. It is the recommended programme of study for Catholic schools for Relationships and Sex Education, and has been written so that year on year the children build on their knowledge and awareness. It also supports the Religious Education, PSHE and Science curriculum taught within the school.
As with all aspects of learning, children are naturally curious and many will have questions related to their lessons. Opportunities to discuss questions form part of the lessons and again these are treated with care and understanding. A Journey In Love highlights the importance of parental input and children will be told to discuss their lessons at home.
The Journey in Love Programme is currently being reviewed and updated by the Diocese of Brentwood to comply with the new RSE and Health Education Curriculum which takes effect from September 2020
Click the link for the Government website link and the new Relationships Education, Realtionships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education document
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) is Miss Leary. Miss Leary is a very experienced Teaching Assistant who has been specially trained to take on the role of an ELSA. The ELSA project is overseen by Educational Psychologists in order to ensure reflective practice and develop the effectiveness of the programme. In the ELSA programme children, for whom the school feels it would be of benefit, are invited to participate. Initially there is a ‘getting to know you’ phase before the intervention itself is begun. Each session is carefully planned and individually tailored to meet the child’s needs and develop their emotional literacy. Children enjoy participating and research has shown this to be a highly effective resource.
CAMHS & BCCS
On rare occasions children may benefit from ongoing professional support the school may work with the parents to make a referral to Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society (BCCS) for counselling or the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for more specific professional input.
Both agencies work with parents, schools and children to address specific mental health or wellbeing needs
Personal, Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E)