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 Year 7, pupils learn about the changes that take place during puberty. This allows the opportunity for playground myths to be dispelled and provides the opportunity for students to understand both the physical and emotional changes that take place during adolescence. People from the integrated Sexual Health Services for the NHS visit the school to speak to pupils. Pupils also learn about healthy relationships and how to manage conflict.