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Sex and Relationships

SRE IS MANDATORY IN ALL SCHOOLS AND IS STRICTLY OPT-OUT FOR PARENTS/CARERS. ANY PARENT/CARER WHO DOES NOT WANT THEIR CHILD TO TAKE PART MUST INFORM THE HEAD TEACHER IN WRITING AND SCHEDULE A MEETING TO DISCUSS.

 

‘What is Sex and Relationship Education?’

It is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development.

Good quality sex and relationship education is essential if our students are to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives. Our SRE work is intended to help students respect themselves and others and move confidently from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.

The Objectives of SRE provided at Chailey School are as follows:

¨       To equip students with the skills required to cope with the changes faced during adolescence and puberty.

¨       To develop in students a respect for their own and others’ sexuality and to encourage students to adopt a moral code based on this respect and a sense of responsibility for their own actions.

¨       To ensure students understand the consent and their roles and responsibilities with this.

¨       To assist students to explore their own feelings and to be able to make up their own minds on sexual matters, resisting external pressures.

¨       To equip students with a clear knowledge and understanding of the biological, social and legal facts relating to sex.

¨       To alleviate possible fears by demystifying the subject and dispelling myths.

¨       To enable students to discuss sexual matters openly and honestly without embarrassment.

¨       To introduce the concept of safe sex with regard to unwanted pregnancies and spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

¨       To develop an understanding of what it is like to be a member of another sex, rejecting sexual stereotyping.

 

Please read the full policy and results of our Parent/Carers Consultation July 2021 in the 'related files' section of this page.

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