Relationships & Sex Education

During the Summer term in each year group, there is a focus on ‘Changing Me’ which covers relevant issues concerning children at an age appropriate stage and level. Lessons meet some of the Relationships and Health Education curriculum requirements. Children identify ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe, learn how to manage change such as puberty, transition and loss and how to make informed choices about health and well-being and to recognise sources of help with this. In Years 5 and 6 some content covers aspects of human reproduction. Children are able to discuss issues in a secure environment and questions are answered honestly and as fully as is considered appropriate. Parents are informed in advance of these lessons and are welcome to discuss these with staff. Parents cannot withdraw their child from any lessons relating to growing, changing and puberty as these are statutory but can withdraw their child from any lessons pertaining to human reproduction if they wish.