PSHE & RSE
St. Mary’s has decided to adopt the programme, Life to the Full Plus, produced by the Catholic Educational Organisation, Ten Ten Resources.
The Life to the Full Plus programme is based on the structure of ‘A Model Catholic RSE Curriculum’ by the Catholic Education Service. This model curriculum was highlighted as a work of good practice by the Department for Education so we therefore have confidence that the programme will be fit for purpose in supporting the growth and development of your child.
Life to the Full is much more than a series of lessons. It is an entire platform of creative resources that will engage, inform and inspire our children and, indeed, you as parents. This includes interactive video content, story-based activities, employing a wide range of teaching tools, original worship music and an accompanying programme of classroom prayers.
Please log into the Ten Ten website, which will give parents more information on the curriculum covered.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a growing concern.
FGM is carried out for a number of cultural, religious and social reasons. Whilst
some families and communities believe that FGM will benefit the girl in some
way, such as preparing them for marriage or childbirth, it is a harmful practice,
that is not required by any religion and there are no health benefits. (NSPCC)
It is important to note that FGM is illegal and government offices have
Procedures in place as a mandatory duty for staff in schools, to report
In dealing with FGM it is important to be alert to the following key indicators:
- A child’s family comes from a community that is known to practise FGM
- A child may talk about a long holiday to a country where the practice is prevalent
- A child may confide that she is to have a ‘special procedure’ or to attend a special occasion
- A child may request help from a teacher of another adult
If you are worried a child is at risk of or has already had FGM, call the NSPCC
free, anonymous dedicated FGM helpline on 0800 028 3550 or email
Further information and guidance can be found here
Female Genital Mutilation - Prevent & Protect | NSPCC
Female circumcision, FGM, and cutting | Childline
Children now learn about FGM in Year 6, and you can find information about it on Ten Ten parents portal.