Children are introduced to sex education throughout their life at school. The subject is dealt with as it occurs naturally in their topic work e.g. seeds, baby animals etc.
A programme of work for Years 5 and 6 pupils is currently in use, employing the expertise of the school health service nurse to present and follow up work on human reproduction appropriate to the majority of this age group. The physiology of reproduction and the reproductive cycle are covered.
For the rest of the children, Year R to Year 4, there is no formal sex education in the school at present. However, teachers would not be expected deliberately to avoid answering genuine questions from the children if they were felt to be appropriate to their understanding.
All enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidentiality.