Relationships and Sex Education
We believe Relationships Education is learning about emotional, social and physical aspects of our lives, about ourselves and our relationships. It enables pupils to develop essential life skills for building and maintaining positive, enjoyable, respectful and non-exploitative relationships. It equips pupils with information and skills they need to understand about themselves, their peers and people they meet in the wider community. It explores risks, choices, rights, responsibilities and attitudes. It will help pupils to develop skills to keep themselves and others safer, physically and emotionally, both on and off line. Relationships Education enables pupils to explore their own attitudes and those of others respectfully.
Consistent with the statutory Church School Ethos Statement, Relationships Education is based upon the premise that all life is from God and we are created in the image of God. We are called to love, as God is love. The Christian values of trust, honesty, forgiveness and loving and caring for one another are lived out in a church school’s everyday life. Pupils’ personal, social, health and emotional development are all promoted in the supportive Christian ethos of a church school, where all are respected, valued and encouraged. Relationships Education in our school is based on inclusive Christian principles and values, emphasising respect, compassion, loving care and forgiveness. Relationships Education in our school will be sensitive to the circumstances of all children and be mindful of the variety of expressions of family life in our culture, yet it should also uphold Christian values regarding relationships and marriage.