Our programme of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHE) also includes Relationship and Sex Education. From September 2020 it is statutory for all schools to teach relationships (and sex) Education and Health Education.
Through our PSHE curriculum, children learn about healthy friendships and relationships, keeping themselves safe from abuse, different family structures, physical and mental wellbeing and gender stereotypes.
In Year 4 the children begin to learn basic facts about puberty and in Year 5 and 6 we prepare children for the changes that take place during puberty. Some aspects are delivered through the science curriculum (ie) naming body parts accurately, which are statutory.
The sex education lessons delivered in Year 6 which focus on human reproduction are not statutory and parents have the right to withdraw their children from these. Before the children begin this unit of teaching, parents are invited into school so you can learn about the topics we teach and ask questions. If you have any concerns, we encourage you to speak to the Executive Headteacher or the Head of School to discuss them.
For further information regarding Relationships and Sex Education, please see our policy here