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 8, work focusses on the law with students working alongside the local PCSO on topics such as sexting, keeping safe online plus the law in relation to sexual activity.
Year 8 students also develop their understanding and knowledge of different relationships and equality including the LGBTQ community.