The teaching of relationships and sex education is seen as a partnership between school and parents. We seek to develop, within a Christian ethos, an understanding of one’s own and others’ sexuality. We want all children to grow up healthy, happy, safe and able to manage the challenges and opportunities of modern Britain.
Relationships and Sex Education is part of personal, social and health education. Since September 2020, all primary age children are taught Relationships and Health Education in an age appropriate manner.
Relationships Education will put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships, including with family, friends and online. Your child will be taught what a relationship is, what friendship is, what family means and who can support them. In an age appropriate way, we will help your child to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect.
Health Education aims to give your child the information they need to make good decisions about their own health and wellbeing, to recognise issues in themselves and others, and to seek support as early as possible when issues arise.
Our PSHE topic called ‘Changing Me’ deals with changes of many types, from growing young to old, becoming a teenager, assertiveness and self-respect. Within this context, self and body image, puberty, attraction are all discussed in an age appropriate way. Life cycles and how babies are made and grow are treated sensitively and designed to meet a child’s needs. All year groups learn about how people and bodies change. These topics link with the Science curriculum when teaching children about life cycles, babies and puberty.
Rights to withdraw your child
You cannot withdraw your child from Relationship Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendship and how to stay safe.
Parents may withdraw their children for part or all of Sex Education.