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St John Fisher Catholic Primary

St John Fisher Catholic Primary



At St John Fisher School our Mission Statement commits us to the education of the whole child (spiritual, physical, intellectual, moral, social, cultural, emotional) and we believe that RHE (Relationships and Health Education) is an integral part of this education.

Furthermore, our school aims state that we will endeavour to raise pupils’ self-esteem, help them to grow in knowledge and understanding, recognise the value of all persons and develop caring and sensitive attitudes.

RHE is taught in accordance with the Church’s moral teaching. It will emphasise the central importance of marriage and the family whilst acknowledging that all pupils have a fundamental right to have their life respected whatever household they come from. It will also prepare pupils for life in modern Britain.  


The school uses Life to the Full to teach our pupils about RHE. 

By the time children leave St John Fisher school they will develop the following attitudes and virtues:

  • reverence for the gift of human relationships;
  • respect for the dignity of every human being – in their own person and in the person of others;
  • joy in the goodness of the created world and their own bodily natures;
  • responsibility for their own actions and a recognition of the impact of these on others;
  • recognising and valuing their own identity and that of others;
  • celebrating the gift of life-long, self-giving love;
  • recognising the importance of marriage and family life;
  • fidelity in relationships.

Personal and social skills:

  • making sound judgements and good choices which have integrity, and which are respectful of the individual’s commitments;
  • loving and being loved, and the ability to form friendships and loving, stable relationships free from abuse and bullying;
  • managing emotions within relationships, and when relationships break down, with confidence, sensitivity and dignity;
  • managing conflict positively, recognising the value of difference;
  • cultivating humility, mercy and compassion, learning to forgive and be forgiven;
  • developing self-esteem and confidence, demonstrating self-respect and empathy for others;
  • building resilience and the ability to resist unwanted pressures, recognising the influence and impact of the media, internet and peer groups and so developing the ability to assess pressures and respond appropriately;
  • being patient and recognising the appropriate stages in the development of relationships;
  • assessing risks and managing behaviours in order to minimise the risk to health and personal integrity.

Children will know and understand:

  • the Church’s teaching on relationships and the nature and meaning of love;
  • the Church’s teaching on marriage and the importance of marriage and family life as well as a respect and equality for differing life choices;
  • the centrality and importance of virtue in guiding human living and loving;
  • the physical and psychological changes that accompany puberty.


Children will work through a series of booklets provided by Life to the Full each year. They will  confidently express their views and respect the views of others in line with our British values. They will be given time to ask questions to help them to understand the changes within themselves and explore other areas of interest. They will leave our school with an understanding of how the body is a gift from God and should be respected and loved accordingly. 

RHE Progression Map

lttf progressionofskills wholeschool.pdf