PSHE: SEX and Relationships Education
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.
HIGHBANK PRIMARY & NURSERY SCHOOL
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
- 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 a partnership with parents/carers