(Education in Personal Relationships) This is an important area of our curriculum which aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead healthy lives and be responsible citizens. It forms an integral part of a child’s development, and is brought into our cross-curricular activities and discussions in such a way as to ensure that knowledge and understanding of oneself and others is developed. The children grow more confident about aspects of their own lives, their self-esteem, their health, their beliefs, their relationships with others, and their ability to express their feelings and to cope with life’s problems. We encourage pupils to participate in these discussions and activities, which lead to a greater awareness of their social and moral responsibilities.
Drugs education forms a programmed part of our EPR lessons in Upper KS2, and is based on a series of DVDs and class discussions. Parents of pupils in the year groups involved in these lessons are informed prior to the lessons and are invited to preview the DVD.
Sex and relationship education (SRE) is also part of the curriculum and takes the form of a programme with a moral framework related to the age and maturity of the children taught. The programme we follow is one approved by the Diocese and parents are invited in to view the materials before the children in Year 6 are taught the subject in the summer term.
Details of A Journey in Love for each year group can be accessed below: