Sex and Relationships Education

The Governing Body have a statutory requirement to decide whether or not sex education
should form part of the school curriculum.  At St Margaret's they have decided that it should be in our curriculum.

Sex & Relationships Education is not considered as a separate subject but will be addressed in the following manner:

  • Incorporated into the P.S.H.E. programme of work
  • As part of the Science Curriculum incorporated within the subjects of growth
    and development
  • Issues will be addressed as they occur naturally in the classroom and
    questions are answered in an appropriate manner with due regard to the
    children’s level of maturity
  • The ethos of the school encourages self respect and caring and loving attitudes towards each other
  • Annually Year 5 pupils are given a talk by a qualified school nurse on the
    subject of personal hygiene and puberty. Parents are consulted before
    such talks are given and may withdraw their child/children if they so desire.

The school encourages caring relationships within the doctrine of the Church whilst accepting
that our children come from a variety of forms of family unit.


After consulting the policy and speaking with the Headteacher, should you not wish your child to be present during Sex & Relationship sessions you should notify the Headteacher in writing. If no written notification is received your child will receive Sex & Relationship Education.

A copy of the full policy can be downloaded from the 'Policies' section on 'Information' dropdown tab of this website.

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