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Charles Darwin School

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Sex & Relationship Education

Effective Sex and Relationship education is essential if young people are to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives. The objective at Charles Darwin School is to help and support young people through their physical, emotional and moral development. The programme will be embedded in tutorial sessions, assemblies and visiting speakers led discussions. Our aim is to help young people learn to respect themselves and others and move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood; becoming fully aware of how to engender good relationships. Our aim is to ensure that pupils are better prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Areas covered include the understanding of the importance of marriage for family life; stable and loving relationships; respectful relationships including friendships; rights, responsibilities and opportunities online. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality, and sexual health, recognising the positive aspects of healthy intimate relationships and knowing where to go to for advice and guidance. The Sex and Relationship Education guidance from the DfE will be used to direct the programme from Years 7 – 13 . Elements covered will be age appropriate using materials created specifically for young people.