Sex and Relationships Education
Sex and Relationships Education promotes learning about sex, sexuality, emotions, relationships and sexual health. It involves acquiring accurate information, positive values and a moral framework to guide decision-making, judgements and responsible behaviour.
Sex and relationship education aims to educate and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development in partnership with parents and professionals. A successful program matched to levels of functioning will help young people to learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.
At Oak Lodge we are committed to providing students with opportunities to;
- Develop a positive and realistic self understanding & self image
- Make safe choices and understand each other’s rights
- Recognise, tolerate and respect difference
- Respect self and others
- Foster positive attitudes and values
- Communicate effectively & assertively with others
- Develop the skills, understanding and attitudes to enable them to become confident and competent members of their communities
- Develop moral, social and cultural understanding
Our Sex and Relationships Education Policy is available from the school or can be downloaded here.
Any parent may at any time, exercise their statutory right to withdraw their child under the Education Act 1993, from all or part of the Sex and Relationships Education programme but not from the teaching of the biological aspects of human growth and reproduction that form part of National Curriculum Science. Any parent wishing to withdraw their child should contact the Headteacher.