Relationships and Sex 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 here: RSE Policy 2019+