Dept for Education Compliance

The DfE guidance on RSHE recommends the model curricula from the Catholic Education Service in the list of suggested resources. This provides schools with the confidence that the CES guidance is in line with the statutory changes.

INTRODUCTION – Fertile Heart; designed to help schools fulfil DfE requirements.

Fertile Heart promotes Christian virtues and when integrated within other areas of the curriculum, schools can be confident that pupils are being offered a broad and balanced RSHE programme.

KEY STAGE 2 – Fertile Heart & Guidance on RSE from the CES

FH fulfils the three overarching themes of CES guidance; Created and loved by God; Created to love others; Created to live in community. The list suggests where provision on certain topics could take place in other areas of the curriculum.

KEY STAGE 3 – Fertile Heart & Guidance on RSE from the CES

This matrix shows how FH is meets most of the recommended learning objectives for Key Stage 3 from the CES such as education in virtue, personal relationships, understanding sexuality, keeping safe and healthy.

KEY STAGE 4 – Fertile Heart & Guidance on RSE from the CES

This matrix shows how FH meets most of the recommended learning objectives for Key Stage 4 from the CES such as self-discipline, developing virtuous habits and healthy choices, self-esteem, and how to sustain strong emotional and mental well-being.

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CES MODEL CURRICULA – Guidance on RSE from Catholic Education Service

To view CES primary and secondary RSE model curricula, as recommended to schools by the DfE, click on the link and scroll to bottom of the page.

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DFE – Statutory guidance on RSHE

You can read the statutory requirements on RSHE here which require schools in England to take “the religious background of all pupils into account”