Sex Education is an integral part of the National Curriculum, the Science and Personal, Social and Health Education Programme for the school. The aims of the sex education programme are:
- to understand the notion of privacy and appropriate public behaviour.
- to give information about changes at puberty; to put changes at puberty into the context of the student’s own growth and to reassure students about individual differences in growth and development.
- to explore some of the social changes at puberty.
- to give factual information about conception and reproduction.
- to explore aspects and choices of relating and relationships.
Parents/carers are notified in writing prior to sex education sessions, and may withdraw students. This should be discussed with the Headteacher in the first instance.
We realise that it is important that these facts are placed in the context of caring relationships.