The Governors approve the policy that sex education is taught in school. This is undertaken in Years 5-6 and led by the class teachers. Sex Education is viewed as an integral part of Personal , Social and Health Education as a whole, rather than separate from it. Work in Sex Education enables the children to meet together to discuss the issues involved in a secure environment. Children’s questions are answered honestly and as fully as is considered appropriate. Discussion normally takes place in single sex groups, so there are opportunities for the children to discuss other more personal issues. Parents are invited to a meeting each year to view the materials used. Parents also have a right to request their child be withdrawn from the programme.