Sex and Relationships Education is set within the wider framework of Personal, Social and Health Education. Children initially learn about the human life cycle in science. We believe that the ethos of the school, the involvement of parents in the life of the school, the attitudes of all staff to each other, staff/pupil relationships and the learning environment, as well as what is taught in the classroom, all contribute to a healthy school. Of paramount importance within this is the teaching of positive attitudes such as taking care of oneself, taking responsibility for oneself and showing respect for others.
Children will annually follow a specific programme for the teaching of SRE within Years 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Most of the content of the programme can be taught in a cross curricular manner. Some aspects of the programme will be supported by the school nurse who will talk with Year 5 and 6 pupils. Boys and girls will have time for joint and separate lessons in the upper school while they will all watch the same video. Parents will receive a letter during the term when SRE will be taught, outlining the SRE programme, which will state their right to withdraw their child/children from those lessons. An opportunity to meet with staff will be made available in order to view the resources and to ask questions.