Sex and Relationships Education

It is now a statutory requirement for primary schools to deliver Relationships Education and the Department of Education (DfE) encourages schools to deliver Sex Education that ensures both boys and girls are prepared for the changes adolescence brings and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the National Curriculum for science – how a baby is conceived and born.

Health Education is also statutory in all schools.

We at Christ Church CofE Primary school acknowledge that under the Education Act 2002/Academies Act 2010 all schools must provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and wish to not only cover the statutory content but cover all aspects of our Personal, Social, Health Economic (PSHE) education provision.

We believe Relationships and Sex Education is important for all our pupils and our school because it prepares our children with the knowledge, understanding and skills which will enable them to make informed choices about their current and future relationships. It is not our job to promote any specific relationship as more important or better than another: we simply aim to engender a culture where people are free to make their own choices, free of prejudice and judgment. In line with Christian teachings, everyone is valued and loved, including those from the LGBTQ+ communities (Equalities Act 2014).
Our PSHE education, including statutory Relationships and Health education, and non-statutory sex education, as recommended by the DfE, providing a framework though which key skills, attributes and knowledge can be developed and applied. This promotes positive behaviour, good mental health and wellbeing, resilience and achievement, helping children to stay safe online, develop healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media messages, challenging extreme views and having the skills and attributes to negotiate and assert themselves now and in the future.