'I came so that they may have life, and have it to the full.’
At St Paul's, we believe that each and every child is made in the image and likeness of God and should be valued as a perfect and unique human being. As a result, we are passionate about promoting acceptance and respect for self and others. We want children to know and value themselves; developing a strong sense of identity, self-belief and self-esteem and to to able to relate to other people, so that they can take their place in this ever-changing world and live a full and happy life.
Following a detailed consultation with parents, at St Paul's (and throughout the Multi-Academy Trust), we use Ten:Ten for our R.S.E curriculum. Taught with a spiral approach to learning in which pupils revisit the same topics at an age-appropriate stage through their school life, the Ten:Ten programme includes teaching about personal health, physical and emotional well-being, strong emotions, private parts of the body, personal relationships, family structures, trusted adults, growing bodies, puberty, periods, life cycles, the dangers of social media, where babies come from, an understanding of the Common Good and living in the wider world.
The entire teaching is underpinned with a Christian faith understanding that our deepest identity is as a child of God – created, chosen and loved by God. The programme is fully inclusive of all pupils and their families.