What is Sex and Relationship Education?
It is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality, and sexual health. It is not about the promotion of sexual activity – this would be inappropriate teaching.
(Department for Children, School and Families, SRE Guidance 2000)
The main aims for SRE in our school is:
- To enable our pupils to understand and respect their bodies, and be able to cope with the changes puberty brings (without fear)
- To help our pupils develop positive and healthy relationships appropriate to their age and development (respect for self and others)
- To support our pupils to have positive self and body-image, and to understand the influences and pressures around them
- To help our pupils make more informed choices when they are older.