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Sex and Relationships Education

The Governors of Holy Trinity believe that there should be a programme of Sex Education taught within a Christian framework and linked closely to the Science and Health Education Curriculum. This is planned and taught throughout the school with a specific focus in the Upper Key Stage 2.

Parents of Y5 & Y6 children are invited to view resources and discuss the current teaching programme at an informal Workshop session which is held annually in the Summer Term. The Governors have recently discussed whether to invite the parents of children in Y4 to opt into this programme as it is widely thought that children are approaching puberty at a younger age. Parents are given the opportunity to attend these sessions with their child if they wish, during the Summer Term.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from any part of the Sex Education programme that does not form part of the Statutory National Curriculum in Science but it is essential that they attend the Parent Workshop and make an appointment to see the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher before making any decision to withdraw their child as they need to understand clearly what will be taught and how. It is also essential that they understand that parts of this teaching form a statutory part of the Science and Health Education Curriculum from which no child may be withdrawn.