Sex and Relationship Education

Sex and Relationship Education Policy

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At Darrick Wood Infant & Nursery School sex and relationships will be taught as part of our PSHE and science programme in a sensitive way with regard for children’s age and understanding. We will promote the importance of caring families.

Sex education with regard to reproduction does not take place at Darrick Wood Infant and Nursery School.

SRE for Infants is about being healthy and provides a basic start for young children to develop relationships and communication skills.

We believe SRE will help children develop:
• Confidence in talking
• Listening to others
• Thinking about feelings
• Self-esteem
• Assertiveness
• Friendship skills

Most SRE will be taught in the context of relationships, therefore we will support children in forming and maintaining worthwhile and satisfying relationships. This will be based on respect for oneself and for others at school, home and in the community.

We intend that skills and knowledge attained in the Infant school will form the basis of future learning. We intend that SRE will enable children to grow up healthily and confidently so that they may be able to protect themselves and ask for help and support if needed.


• To foster children’s self-respect, self-esteem, self worth with an understanding of their rights over their own bodies.
• To establish mutual respect and care within their relationships
• To develop a responsibility for their own actions
• To give children the confidence to ask questions which can be answered simply and straightforwardly using appropriate language, which they can understand.

We will use the ‘SEAL’ resource throughout our school, which is designed to support us in the work we are doing to develop our school as a community that promotes social, emotional and behavioural skills. The themes of the resource will fit within the pattern of the school year and with planning across the curriculum.

We will use a cross curricula approach to SRE as part of our PSHE programme. This will be suitable for the children’s age and stage of development. We will use opportunities which arise in children’s lives e.g. a new baby in the family, caring for, keeping and observing animals.

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