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 9, the curriculum looks at sexual health, different methods of contraception, future risks linked to STIs and the importance of consent. External visitors from the integrated Sexual Health Services for the NHS work with students to cover the range of different aspects of this area.