Sex and Relationships


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st teresa s r c primary school statement of policy sex and relationships education policy formation the consultation process has included discussion with governors and staff parental examination of proposed policy and resources la sre officer healthy schools officer principles and practice sex and relationships education is lifelong learning about physical sexual moral and environment development it is about the understanding of the importance of stable and loving relationships respect love and care for family life it involves acquiring information developing skills and forming positive beliefs values and attitudes st teresa s rc primary school believes that sre should be an integral part of the lifelong learning process beginning in early childhood and continuing into adult life be an entitlement for all people encourage every child to contribute to make our community and aims to support each individual as they grow and learn be set within the wider school context and supports family commitment and love respect and affection knowledge and openness family is a broad concept not just one model it includes a variety of types of family structure and acceptance of different approaches encourage children and teachers to share and respect each others views the important values are love care and respect for each other generate an atmosphere where questions and discussion can take place without any stigma or embarrassment recognise that parents are the key people in teaching their children about sex,relationships and growing up we aim to work in partnership with parents and students consulting them about the content of the programmes recognise that the wider community has much to offer and we aim to work in partnership with health professionals and other mentors or advisers to encourage pupil s growth in self-respect acknowledging we are all created in the likeness of god to help pupils develop an understanding that love is the central basis of relationships to help pupils to understand the nature of relationships to encourage them to reflect on their own relationships and respect differences between people to develop pupils confidence in talking listening and thinking about feelings and relationships to help pupils acquire the skills necessary to develop and sustain relationships to ensure that pupils protect themselves and ask for help and support when needed to ensure that pupils are prepared for puberty to help pupils to develop a healthier safer lifestyle to help pupils prepare for the opportunities responsibilities and experiences of adult life sex and relationship education has three main elements attitudes and values learning the value of respect love and care for oneself and others learn the importance of values consequences and moral choices learn the value of family life stable and loving relationships and marriage challenging myths misconceptions and false assumptions about what is normal.


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personal and social skills learning to manage emotions and relationships confidently and sensitively developing self respect and empathy for others learning to make choices based upon the facts developing an appreciation of the consequences of choices made empowering young people with the skills to be able to avoid inappropriate pressures knowledge and understanding learning and understanding physical development at appropriate stages understanding emotions and relationships organisation and content st teresa s school makes provision for sre through its pshe programme seal re and science lessons at ks 1 and ks 2 much of our sre programme takes place in phse lessons and delivered by the class teacher they are set within the wider context of the pshe curriculum focussing more on the emotional aspects of development and relationships the physical aspects of puberty are delivered in our curriculum through sessions delivered by the school nurse this takes place in year6 the school uses the services of the school nurse to deliver information to year six children about puberty parents will always be informed of this and should they not wish their child to be part of this then they have the right of withdrawal confidentiality and sensitive issues the issue of confidentiality ranges across a number of our policies within school school staff cannot offer unconditional confidentiality we will always seek to be supportive if a disclosure is made this will then come under the realms where child protection procedures are followed the staff member will ensure that the young person understands that if confidentiality has to be broken they will be informed first health professions in school are bound by their codes of conduct in a one-to-one situation with an individual pupil but in a classroom situation they must follow the school s confidentiality protocol cross-reference child protection policy inclusion our policy will be sensitive to the needs of all groups within school we will consider children with special needs and groups from different cultures before agreeing any programme we are happy to seek advice and respond to parental requests and concerns right of withdrawal some parents prefer to take responsibility for aspects of this element of education they have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of the sre programme except for those included in the statutory national curriculum parents are encouraged to discuss their decisions with staff at the earliest opportunity parents are welcome to review any sre resources the school uses.


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monitoring and evaluation it is the responsibility of the pshe co-ordinator to oversee and organise the monitoring and evaluation of pshe curriculum within the overall arrangements the school has for self evaluation see end of key stage guidelines the ht will be responsible for monitoring this policy in order to oversee review and organise any revision to this policy ofsted is required to evaluate and report on spiritual moral and cultural development of the children this includes evaluating and commenting on the school s provision for sre and on the support staff development training and delivery of sre fl june 2010


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by the end of key stage 1 pupils should be able to understand the importance of valuing themselves and others to recognise their membership of the family and recognise the roles of individuals in families to understand growth and name themselves as male or female to recognise babies have special needs to appreciate relationships friends family working together sharing playing together to name rituals that mark life and death birth marriage death appropriate to their age and ability to recognise the range of emotions and how we deal with them to know about being safe to know the difference between good and bad touching to appreciate that some diseases are infectious e.g measles to have an awareness of personal health and safety and personal hygiene.


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by the end of key stage 2 pupils should be able to value themselves as a child of god and their body as god s gift to them to understand that they grow and change throughout life to understand what is meant by relationships within families friends and communities to develop an appreciation of what is involved in bringing up children and what responsibilities parents have to become aware of the different patterns of friendship to know the rituals celebrated in church marking birth marriage and death to be aware of their changing emotions and the need to respect other peoples emotions and feelings to begin to know about and understand the changes that come about though puberty to know and understand their own bodies and their need for personal hygiene to appreciate that life is precious and a gift from god to become aware of the choices they make and that there are good choices and wrong choices to recognise the importance of forgiveness in relationships.


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st teresa s sex and relationships scheme of work foundation stage reception ­ class one god loves each of us in our uniqueness children know and understand that god has made them unique and that although we are all different we are all special to him year one we meet god s love in our family children know and understand that they are growing and developing as members of their own family and god s family friends and friendship friendship quilt people we can trust keeping friends year two we meet god s love in the community children know and understand that they are growing and developing in a god-given community know your feelings keeping clean year three how we live in love children to know and understand the virtues that are essential to friendship and that healthy relationships are based on loyalty responsibility and experience the importance both of forgiving and being forgiven and of celebrating god s forgiveness feelings know your feelings someone to tell making decisions year four keeping safe who makes the choice identify poor choices rules identify why rules are important keeping safe outside school responsibility year five god loves us in our differences children know and understand that they are all different and celebrate these differences as they appreciate that god s love accepts us as we are and as we change year six god loves me in my changing and development children know and become aware of the physical and emotional changes that accompany puberty ­ sensitivity mood swings anger boredom etc and grow further in their understanding of god s presence in their daily lives in year six the school nurse delivers lessons on puberty and parents and carers are informed when this takes place school seeks parents written consent prior to the delivery of these sessions.


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