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The academies within the Newman Catholic Collegiate, in consultation with the Directors of the MAC, the parents of pupils in the academies and the pupils, have a joint shared policy for the teaching of Relationship and Sex education.

The school will be using the  programme 'Journey in Love' from September 2018 to support the teaching of Relationship and Sex Education. This programme has been approved by the Birmingham Diocese Education Service and the Newman Catholic Collegiate Board of Directors.


'Journey in Love' is developmental programme for children in the primary years. 

The resource is intended to support teachers and parents in catholic schools enabling  the holistic growth of children's' understanding of human relationships.

The focus of the programme for each year group is below.

  • NURSERY - Wonder at God's Love
  • RECEPTION - God loves each of us in our uniqueness
  • YEAR ONE - We meet God's love in our family
  • YEAR TWO - We meet God's love in the community
  • YEAR THREE - How we live in love
  • YEAR FOUR - God loves us in our differences
  • YEAR FIVE - God loves me in my changing and development
  • YEAR SIX - The wonder of God's love in creating new life

If you have any queries regarding the policy or scheme, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs S Rathbone (Head of School)