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.
Can I withdraw my child from RSE?
There is no right to withdraw pupils from Relationships Education at primary, which covers subjects such as family, friendship and safety or from teaching information that is a statutory part of the Science Curriculum. Parents retain the right to withdraw their child from the sex education parts of Relationships and Sex Education classes taught in primary school. These are covered in Journey in Love in Yr 5 & 6 as outlined in the Journey in Love RSE documents below.
Click the link for the Government website link and the new Relationships 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
External Services for mental health and wellbeing
External links to mental health charities and family support can be found under the 'Courses and Support Groups for Parents' tab or by clicking here.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (P.S.H.E)
How do we deliver PSHE at La Salette Catholic Primary School?
La Salette is committed to providing a comprehensive personal development program for our children that teaches them personal, social and emotional lessons as well as providing a Catholic framework for moral values. La Salette uses the '3D PSHE scheme' which covers health and wellbeing, relationship and social development and living in the wider word ( which focuses on economic, democratic and global diversity). Specific elements related to sexual development are taught though the recommended scheme 'Journey in Love' which is endorsed by the Diocese of Brentwood.
Our PSHE coverage plans (by Key Stage and Year Group)
Click on any of the links below for an overview of either the key stage or specific year group coverage.
N.B Please note that the Core Theme 1 Unit 1 LESSON 2: Physical, Emotional and Mental –What’s Puberty? is replaced by a unit within the RSE Journey in Love.