Sex & relationships policy

Updated Spring 2019
Approved by governors Spring 2019
Date to be reviewed Spring 2020

Objectives

At Temple Grove Academy, the objective of sex and relationship education is to help and support the children through their emotional, physical and moral development. These objectives are firmly rooted within the PSHE framework and the National Curriculum.

The sex and relationship education will ensure that all children:

  • Develop confidence in talking, listening and thinking about feelings and relationships
  • Are able to name parts of the body and describe how their bodies work
  • Can protect themselves and ask for help and support
  • Are prepared for puberty
  • Develop the skills necessary for effective communication and loving and caring relationships.

Provision

The Sex and Relationship programme will:

  • Year 5 & 6 to use ‘Growing Up With Yasmin and Tom’ scheme of work to support their learning
  • Ensure that the information provided is relevant and appropriate to the age and maturity of the pupils
  • Be taught by the class teachers with the children in their usual co-educational class groupings, the exception to this being in Year 6 where children will be taught in, as recommended, single sex groupings
  • Openly encourage children to seek answers from their family, other members of staff or outside agencies if they so wish
  • Inform parents of any aspects of the Sex and Relationships education that are not within the statutory guidelines of the National Curriculum
  • Inform parents that they are able to view content taught to children prior to lessons
  • Ensure that parents are aware of their right to withdraw their child from aspects of Sex and Relationship education that are non-statutory
  • Acknowledge and respect the values of the community
  • School supports an open policy and provides information to parents as to what will be covered in each year group

Equal Opportunities

At Temple Grove Academy, we endeavour to provide equal opportunities, with regard to access to the curriculum, for all our pupils.

Monitoring and Evaluating

The PSHE coordinator will monitor and evaluate the Sex and Relationships programme through consultation with other members of staff who are responsible for the delivery of the programme.