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The SRE Curriculum
The Education Act 1996, as amended by the Learning and Skills Act 2000, requires headteachers and governing bodies to have regard to national guidance on Sex and Relationships Education in schools and to protect children from unsuitable teaching and materials. Under the Children Act 2004 schools have a duty to promote the well-being of their pupils and good quality SRE contributes to this duty.
Ofsted carries out subject inspections for PSHE and draws attention to the correlation between outstanding schools and effective PSHE programmes.
SRE topics should be taught through the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum Science Orders, which are mandatory for all primary and secondary age students, and through well-planned Personal, Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education. The National Curriculum Framework Document (2013) states that: ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.
Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their children from all or some of the SRE provided outside of the National Curriculum.
At Holy Trinity, we feel it is vital that children learn to talk about their feelings, their bodies, and develop self-confidence from an early age. This new programme will enable us to do this at an age appropriate level and in-line with our Christian ethos.
Below the overviews of what will be taught in each year can be found. If you wish to find out more or see the resources that will be used with your child then please contact your child's class teacher.