Sex and Relationships Education June 2018

18th June 2018

Sex and Relationships Education June 2018

Over the next few weeks, we will be delivering SRE to all students in Years 7 to 9. As you know, SRE is a part of the PSHE curriculum.  We are fortunate enough to have a number of outside agencies joining us to deliver these sessions. They include Staff Nurses / Doctors from Sheringham and Holt surgeries and police officers from our Safer Neighbourhood Team as well as a team of experts from UEA and representatives from Norfolk LGBT.

We believe that SRE needs to be enjoyable, informative and delivered in a safe environment where young people can feel confident about discussing issues concerning their personal development. As a school, we try to help our students to reflect upon the many and varied areas covered in SRE and, as such, we aim to:

  • create a safe environment for SRE;
  • allow young people to identify their hopes and dreams for the future;
  • develop strategies to help them to keep safe physically and emotionally;
  • consider their own desires and needs, and those of others to develop healthy relationships;
  • provide the opportunity to develop personal and social skills;
  • provide opportunities for reflection on their own personal values and attitudes held toward others.

If you have any concerns or worries about the programme, or if you wish to discuss any aspect of it, please do not hesitate to contact the School.

As a parent/carer, you have a legal right to withdraw your child from any non-statutory SRE lessons (those that do not fall within the Science National Curriculum). The Key Stage 3 Science National Curriculum covers the following:

  • physical changes in adolescence;
  • human reproduction, including the menstrual cycle and fertilisation;
  • development of the foetus in the uterus;
  • the growth and reproduction of bacteria and how viruses can affect health.

You also have a legal right to a free copy of the school SRE policy. To obtain a copy please go to our website. You will find our SRE policy under NNAT policies.

If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you are willing for your child to take part in the programme.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Jayne Melhuish

Deputy Headteacher

Year 7 Core Parent Information Evening September 20th 7pm.
Come along and find out exactly what Year 7 English, Maths and Science lessons are like.
Find out about Show My Homework, about daily routines, about which books to use and equipment to have.
A great evening for parents ONLY! Bring a pen.