St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753


"So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created Him; male and female he created them."

- Genesis 1:27

Subject Leaders: Mrs Gavin and Miss James

At St Teresa's. we work hard to provide a curriculum that is embedded within our core values to ensure our children thrive academically, spiritually, physically, culturally and emotionally to ensure they are well prepared for their next stage of education and life in 21st century Britain.

We strive to support our children and families in their language and social skills development by providing a rich and varied curriculum that motivates and engages learners. Our curriculum celebrates the diversity of our school community and offers a wide range of experiences to develop their understanding of the world. Through building relationships with God and each other; we ensure our children work hard in faith and do their best in all things.


The aim of St Teresa's is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. We put a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding, as well as actively promoting the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain.


We are committed to providing a high quality educational experience for all pupils. The school uses the TEN:TEN Life to the Full scheme, supplemented by KAPOW, providing a unique PSHE and safeguarding programme that empowers children, builds their self-worth and offers a safe environment for them to have a voice. It is intended to support the school in developing a cohesive whole-school approach to personal, social, health and economic well-being (PSHE). 


Following the KAPOW curriculum, lessons are grouped into six key areas:

  • Well-being (including resilience and relaxation)
  • Family and Relationships (including discrimination, quality, respect and anti-bullying)
  • Health and Well-being
  • Safety (including online safety)
  • Citizenship (including democracy)
  • Economic Well-being 


*Additionally, Year 6 explore the topic of 'Identity'. 


Sensitive topics, for instance; safeguarding, peer on peer/ child-on-child abuse, bullying, and drugs and alcohol safety are taught within the key areas and are revisited when appropriate.  


TEN:TEN Life to the Full sets out a progressive and sequenced programme evidenced by the learning intentions written into all material and allowing us to keep a Catholic focus. It allows pupils to focus on ‘the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life’; and as such underpins a broad and balanced curriculum offer. The scheme is inclusive and allows pupils of all abilities and from all backgrounds, to participate and learn.


We view the partnership of home and school as vital in providing the context of studying relationships between different groups of people.


Our curriculum provides a context for St Teresa's to fulfil our responsibilities to: 

  • Promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of pupils.
  • Provide relationship and sex education (RSE).
  • Promote British values.
  • Provide a safe place for discussion of current, relevant social issues.
  • Protect our children from radicalisation. 


TEN:TEN Life to the Full PSHE’s wide range of child-centred activities ensure the learning is enjoyable for pupils and teachers alike. 

Children are taught to: 

  • To develop their self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make the right choices. 
  • To develop their social skills and social awareness.
  • To make sense of their personal and social experiences.
  • To maintain responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle.
  • To develop effective interpersonal relationships and a caring attitude towards others. 
  • To develop a caring attitude and sense of responsibility about the environment.
  • To manage and understand their feelings. 
  • To understand how society works and the rights and responsibilities involved.


We use TEN:TEN Life to the Full from Reception through to Year 6 to support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:

  • · Have a sense of purpose
  • · Value self and others
  • · Form relationships
  • · Make and act on informed decisions
  • · Communicate effectively
  • · Work with others
  • · Respond to challenge
  • · Be an active partner in their own learning
  • · Be active citizens within the local community
  • · Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
  • · Become healthy and fulfilled individuals


Relationship and Sex Education

At St Teresa's, our RSE policy and scheme of work is based on the guidance provided by the Diocese of Westminster.  At the core of RSE is the belief that: 'Every child is created in the image of God and loved by God.' 

RSE is taught following the advice given from Westminster Diocese and will be taught using the scheme 'A Journey in Love', tied in with TEN:TEN Life to the Full.

The scheme focuses on the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual side of RSE and one section will be taught each term.



Assessment of PSHE/RSE will takes place termly.

Examples of PSHE that are regular practice in school include: school trips, sports tournaments, PSHE lessons, exposing children to a wide variety of literature and asking them to see things from different perspectives, key stage Assemblies, various classroom visitors, our school council etc.

We are confident our children are developing their PSHE skills both in and out of lessons at every possible opportunity.