– Mahatma Ghandi
Biddick Primary School has a programme of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) aimed at developing values and attitudes and the personal skills to make choices.
Some children are taught sex education at home. Many however are not. It is our responsibility as a school to take nothing for granted and, in a caring, matter-of-fact manner, explain to the children the facts concerning how bodies change during puberty, facts about reproduction and birth. Education about sexuality and relationships is also covered.
At Biddick Primary School, sex education is seen as part of our health education curriculum, linking PSHE, Science and RE. Sex education is more than just biological facts and hygiene, it has moral, legal, cultural and ethnic dimensions. Sex education does involve knowledge of how the human body functions, but it also involves feelings about love, sexuality and responsibility towards oneself and towards others. We provide opportunities for pupils to express themselves within a trusted and safe environment, we encourage them to articulate their thoughts, doubts and anxieties in order that they can build the skills they need to make responsible decisions, communicate effectively and develop healthy and appropriate relationships.