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Engaging Minds, Broadening Horizons

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

Our school’s SRE programme has been redesigned following the publication of revised statutory guidance.

The underlying principles of our SRE provision is that it should:

  • Be an integral part of the lifelong learning process, beginning in early childhood and continue into adult life.
  • Be an entitlement for all young people
  • Encourage every student to contribute to make our community and aims to support each individual as they grow and learn.
  • Be set within this wider school context and supports family commitment and love, respect and affection, knowledge and openness. It includes acceptance of families in all their forms.
  • Encourage students and teachers to share and listen to each other’s views and the right to hold / express views.
  • We are aware of different approaches to sexual identity, without promotion of a particular family make up. The important values are love, respect, kindness, generosity and care for each other.
  • Generate an atmosphere where questions and discussion on sexual matters can take place without any stigma or embarrassment.
  • Recognise that parents/carers are the key people in teaching their children about relationships, growing up, health and wellbeing and sex. We aim to work in partnership with parents, carers and students, consulting them about the content of programmes.
  • Recognise that the wider community has much to offer, and we aim to work in partnership with other health and education professionals