At St Mary’s we teach Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) as part of our integrated PSHE curriculum.
A comprehensive programme of SRE provides accurate information about the body, reproduction, sex, and sexual health. It also gives our children and young people essential skills for building positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships and staying safe both on and offline. Through SRE we inform children about sex and relationship issues, with regard to morality and individual responsibility, in a way that allows children to ask and explore moral questions.
Some parts of SRE are compulsory – these are the parts taken from the National Curriculum for Science. However, parents can withdraw their children from all other parts of SRE if they want.
The SRE curriculum at St. Mary’s is defined by the following objectives:
SRE at St. Mary’s is taught in Reception – Year 6 through our Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work and is highlighted blue in the curriculum map below. These lessons are supplemented by the Christopher Winter scheme of work and are indicated for each year group with either L1, L2, L3, L4 and correspond with the associated lesson from that scheme which can also be viewed by clicking the relevant link below.
For further information about SRE at St. Mary’s please read our school policy:
For further information about Jigsaw PSHE please click the link below: