Sex & Relationships Education

Sex and Relationships Education should be available for all young people in Key Stage 4 in accordance with section 241 of the 1993 Education Act.

This policy has regard to DfE guidance document ‘Sex and Relationship Education Guidance’ (ref DfEE 0116/2000). In this document, sex education is defined as:

‘Learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about 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 sexual health’.

At Eden School we believe that our pupils have a right to the highest quality sex and relationship education as part of the overall PSHE Education (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) curriculum. Through this we will help them to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, independent and healthy lives.

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) will, as far as possible, support the importance of marriage or stable relationships, for family life and bringing up children. Within this the school will ensure there is no discrimination of pupils based on their different home circumstances. Apart from the DfE guidance stated above this policy is also in line with The Children’s Services Young People’s Sexual Health Policy of Blackburn with Darwen (BwD).