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Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)

This policy stresses the value of family life, and discusses the importance of caring relationships between people. The care of all living things is central to our approach and the nature of human reproduction is considered in increasing detail as children grow up. In Years 5 and 6 our school nurse works alongside the class teachers to prepare the children for forthcoming pubertal changes and their implications. Linked to this is reassurance that bodily changes, both physical and emotional, are quite normal and acceptable. Help is given in adjusting to these changes whilst emphasising the importance of personal hygiene. A fuller account of our approach to sex and relationship education can be consulted in school. We shall keep parents informed about our arrangements for teaching this subject. Parents are offered the opportunity to view DVD programmes prior to children’s viewing and are also offered the right to withdraw their child. In 2020 RSE (Relationships, Sex Education) will become statutory.