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SRE (Sex and Relationships programme)

At Tennyson Road Primary School we follow a whole school approach to SRE education.

We use the Christopher Winter project which is a comprehensive learning programme from Reception up to Year 6.  It is age appropriate and children are initially taught about themselves and their family moving up to puberty and relationships in year 6.  This project has been highly recommended by the Local Authority and we firmly believe that it helps and supports us to safeguard our pupils.

This is a non-compulsory project that takes place in the summer term.  If you wish to withdraw your child from SRE lessons please put this in writing to your child's class teacher.

At Tennyson Road Primary we firmly believe in providing a broad and balanced curriculum for our pupils that also involves a comprehensive SRE (Sex and relationship education) scheme of work.  We have SRE lessons from Foundation up to Year 6 and follow The Christopher Winter project (CWP) resource 'Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools.' This programme reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum.

Within the resource there is an increased focus on safeguarding/keeping children safe. The resource also encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.

It is age appropriate for each year group, for example, in Reception the focus is on daily routines, keeping clean and families. From Year 1 children will learn the names of the body parts, the differences between males and females and the ways in which they will develop and grow. Importantly, they will also learn to recognise unsafe and risky situations and to ask for help.

The curriculum continues to develop their knowledge and skills as they learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and about reproduction.

In Year 6 there is an added extra lesson on internet safety and communication in relationships which runs alongside the work we do throughout the year on internet safety.

The SRE programme is delivered during the summer term and we communicate with parents before the start date to fully inform parents and carers how the scheme is delivered.