A parent’s guide to Sex and Relationship Education.
Sex and Relationship Education is a non-compulsory part of the National Curriculum for EYFS and Key Stage 1. Sex and relationship education should be firmly rooted in the framework for PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). The objective of sex and relationship education is to help and support children and young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. A successful programme, firmly embedded in PSHE, will help children and young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood. Whilst this covers a wide range of topics, such topics are covered where appropriate to the age and level of the children.
Parents can opt to request their child does not receive Sex and Relationship Education should they wish to do so.
What is sex and relationship education?
It is lifelong learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about the understanding of 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 sexual health. It is not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity.