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Monday, 3 October 2016

SRE 2016 !

PSHE: SEX and Relationships Education


SRE is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development.  Through SRE children learn about healthy relationships, different families, respect, love and care, reproduction, puberty, hygiene, the body, sex, sexuality and sexual health.  There is often concern that SRE will encourage sexual experimentation however evidence shows that those who receive effective SRE at school are more likely to delay first sexual activity and to use contraception.  In primary school we are building the foundations of skills and knowledge that will be developed further at secondary level.


Our key aim in providing SRE throughout the school is to safeguard our pupils.  During their time at primary school, children will learn key knowledge and skills to help keep them safe and prepare them for adult life. 


As a school, we are currently in the process of reviewing our Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) provision in order to ensure that it is relevant and meets the needs of pupils. As part of this review we are carrying out some focus groups with children in Years 2, 4 and 6 on Wednesday 5th October 2016. We have sent separate letters out to parents in Y2, 4 and 6.


We would also like to carry out a consultation with parents. To be part of this, please load the link below into your web browser. It should only take a few minutes. If it doesn’t work, the link will be ‘live’ on my blog page on the website.



Sex and Relationships Education Charter
At our school we believe that the provision of good quality SRE is essential for our pupils. The SRE we provide safeguards our pupils by allowing them to explore what a safe and healthy relationship is, giving them information on appropriate support services, and enabling them to make positive and informed choices about their bodies, sexual health and relationships as they move into adulthood.
Our school believes that:
  • effective SRE supports us in safeguarding pupils
  • SRE is an entitlement for all young people throughout their school life
  • equality and respect lie at the heart of all relationships and that sexist or homophobic language and behaviour are not acceptable and must be challenged
We are committed to providing SRE that:
  • is based on the real needs of pupils and is informed by current experiences of young people in today’s society
  • is inclusive of a range of relationship choices and families
  • is delivered regularly throughout a pupil’s time at the school as part of a comprehensive PSHE programme
  • is progressive, enabling pupils to gain knowledge, develop skills and explore attitudes and values in an age-appropriate way from when they start at the school to when they leave
  • enables children and young people to make informed, healthy choices and keep safe
  • is delivered by trained, confident staff using a variety of active teaching and learning methods
  • is complemented by the input of appropriate external providers
  • is a partnership with parents/carers
  • signposts young people to sources of support both in and out of school
  • is delivered in a safe way that enables all pupils to contribute
  • is accessible for all regardless of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, faith, ethnicity, culture or disability