Sex and Relationship Education
All students will participate in some form of sex and relationship education (SRE). It involves teaching children about reproduction, sexuality and sexual health. It does not promote early sexual activity or any particular sexual orientation.
Some parts of sex and relationship education are compulsory - these are part of the national curriculum for science. Parents can withdraw their children from all other parts of sex and relationship education if they want by providing a written request to the Curriculum Leader for PSHE – Miss Smith. All parents are informed of the sessions, in advance of each programme commencing.
In Years 10 and 11, work covers a range of more mature topics and themes. Students look at teenage pregnancy and parental responsibility in young people with a focus on reality for teenage parents and challenging pre-conceived ideas and myths. In addition, students also study healthy and unhealthy relationships including domestic violence. Students in these years will also have the opportunity to revisit previously taught topics focussing on age of consent and sexuality.