As part of the government draft guidance released earlier this year relating to statutory SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) in all schools by September 2020 we have made some amendments to our school SRE policy and curriculum content. Please see the link below to view our updated policy in light of this guidance. If you wish to discuss anything about its content please speak to Miss Austin (PSHE and SRE coordinator).
Sex and Relationships Education
“Relationships between staff and pupils is exemplary. This is because staff model the characteristics and behaviour they want to see pupils use” OFSTED Jan 2019
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) has a vital role to play in contributing to the personal and social development of the children in our care. From when a child begins school, teachers play a very significant part in helping children understand themselves and how they relate to others. It is therefore firmly rooted in our framework for PSHE.
At St Oswald’s Church of England Primary School we believe that SRE is an entitlement for all children, supporting them in managing their lives now and preparing them for an adult life in which they are able to manage relationships confidently. This policy has been written by the Head teacher in consultation with teaching staff and governors. As part of our school’s review of PSHE this policy will be reviewed in consultation with the wider school community, including children, parents and support staff.
SRE 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 not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity – this would be inappropriate teaching. The objective of SRE is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. A successful programme will help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.
SRE will :
– be developmental and appropriate to the age and stage of the child;
– put forward factual knowledge and encourage the exploration of facts;
– examine opinions and concepts and encourage discussion;
– encourage awareness, respect and responsibility for oneself and others.