Sex Education is part of the Health Education programme and is also linked closely to Science, Religious Education, Personal and Social Education and English.
We aim to:
- Make the most of their own and others abilities
- help children develop self-esteem
- make children aware that they have rights and control over their bodies
- provide knowledge and reassurance about body changes, and to give help in adjusting to these
- elucidate the nature of human reproduction in gradually increasing detail and foster an awareness of the importance of parenting.
It is stated in the Education Act (1993), section 241, that parents have “the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the sex education offered.”
Parents of children in Years 5 & 6 who wish to exercise this right must inform the school.