( including Sex Education)


For many years, St Edward’s proudly used their own scheme “ In the Beginning” which was used widely across the UK by over 500 Roman Catholic and Church of England schools.

It recognised educating children in their personal relationships as a partnership task (home and school working together to educate the child) and it promoted aspects of personal development regarded as fundamental to behaviour. We will forever be indebted to former Headteacher, Mr Saul, for his dedication and hard work in developing the programme over a number of years. 


From September 2020, changes to the law has made Relationships Education compulsory for all pupils receiving primary education and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) compulsory for all pupils receiving secondary education. The guidance can be found by clicking here. To ensure that we can deliver this to the highest standard, we will be using a new scheme of work, approved by the Diocese of Salford, called 'Life to the Full.' Parents will be consulted over the Autumn Term and staff will  be trained during the Spring term, ahead of delivering the programme later in the school year. A summary of all of the topics can be found below: