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Sex Education

Statement of intent

At Hadleigh Junior School we understand the importance of educating pupils about sex and relationships, in order for pupils to make responsible and well-informed decisions in their lives.

The DfE’s guidance, ‘Sex and Relationship Education Guidance’, defines this programme as: “Learning about physical, moral and emotional development; understanding the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and health.”

The programme will be taught objectively and does not intend to promote any form of sexual orientation.

Aims and objectives

The sex education and relationship programme is an opportunity for pupils to:

  • Develop an understanding of sex, sexuality and relationships.
  • Develop a range of appropriate personal skills.

The aims will be achieved through developing an understanding of:

  • A range of values and moral issues including the importance of family life.
  • The biological facts related to human growth and development, including reproduction.
  • The importance of healthy relationships.