Goodness and Mercy is a selection of RSHE resources written primarily for Church of England schools. All schools are welcome to use them. It is named from the last line of the well-loved 23rd Psalm:
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
The gifts of goodness and mercy are those that we hope will follow all our pupils all the days of their lives and will bring joy, peace and comfort.
Goodness and mercy are gifts but they need careful cultivating. These resources seek to help children and young people to understand and abound in goodness and mercy: in their relationship with themselves, with others and with intimate partners so that they may have “Life in all its fullness.” (John 10:10)
These resources are written to meet both the mandatory requirements of the 2020 Department for Education guidance for RSHE, the Church of England Education Office Charter and the Section 48 Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools expectations.