Relationships and Sex Education
At our Critchill School, we believe that pupils should understand the facts about human reproduction before they leave school. Sex education ‘should ensure that both boys and girls are prepared for the changes that adolescence brings (puberty) and – drawing on knowledge of the human life cycle set out in the national curriculum for science - how a baby is conceived and born’.
At our school, puberty is taught as a statutory requirement of Health Education and covered by our PSHE Curriculum.
We recognise that quality RE, RSE & HE education is an integral part of preparation for adulthood.
“Parents have the right to request that their child be withdrawn from some or all of sex education delivered as part of statutory Relationships and Sex Education” DfE Guidance p.17
We conclude that sex education refers to Human Reproduction, and therefore inform parents of their right to request their child be withdrawn from the PSHE lessons that explicitly teach this.
Please contact the Headteacher if you would like to discuss this.